Data breaches are an unfortunate reality exposing companies sensitive information and user logins. The average time to identify a breach in 2019 was 206 days (IBM). and the average time to contain a breach was 73 days (IBM). Why does this happen you may ask? 71% of breaches are financially motivated (Verizon). When you consider that the Data suggests that cybercrime cost businesses over $2 trillion total in 2019 (Juniper), it is clear we have a real need to protect the data we own, the user accounts we grant and the infrastructure we as businesses create.
Penetration testing is effectively ethical hacking and looks at a moment in time to explore if there are any obvious back doors that can indeed be penetrated. This will not cover every eventuality as unfortunately 24% of data breaches are caused by human error (IBM). This puts a significant importance on having very strong user passwords and ensuring inactive logins to any systems are removed.
We at Makeitaplan in collaboration with tried and tested partners can run a moment in time penetration test, to see if there is anything that could be exploited today in you hardware infrastructure, your software and web apps. Contact us today to discuss your requirements, listed below is a useful guide on the types of penetration and what hole we are trying to exploit.