- How hackable are the devices on my network?
- If our security software and firewall let something bad through, what data could a hacker get at?
Bryley Penetration Testing can answer these questions and more.
Penetration testing is a valuable way to uncover areas of weakness and vulnerability which, in turn, can be remediated to reduce the risk of a breach or other cyber-event.
Ever lock your door, walk outside and turn back and try the knob from the outside to make sure it’s locked? That’s a simple form of penetration testing.
The same principle applies to businesses operating in the digital world. A penetration test makes sure your cybersecurity controls are doing their job.
Penetration Testing is a simulation of an actual cybersecurity attack against your organization. By carrying out the same actions as a malicious hacker, we can find weaknesses in your cybersecurity controls – we’ll test the proverbial locks on your business’ doors.
Regulatory, Commercial and Organizational Compliance
Because of the risks at a network’s endpoints, a penetration test is a standard of various governing bodies.
For instance, the payment card industry’s agreement PCI-DSS. And similarly HIPAA calls for Covered Entities to conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of potential risks and vulnerabilities facing health-related data. These industry-specific cybersecurity regulations exist to shrink risk.
Whether you are compelled by industry compliance requirements or otherwise want to verify the strength of your data-protection methods, consider a penetration test.
Bryley Offers Two Kinds of Penetration Tests
Depending on your environment, budget, current security needs, and past assessments, you may want to consider one or both of them.
- External Penetration Testing – Identifies weaknesses that could be exploited at your network’s edge – like routers, switches and firewalls. We explore for weaknesses and then attempt to actively exploit the weaknesses using an advanced mix of automated and manual tools.
- Internal Penetration Testing – Like external penetration testing, but performed with network access, as though you had compromised admin credentials. By not approaching the network blind (as we would be in the external test), we can efficiently get at and test the known areas of weakness in your system.
How can you know how you will maintain your operations, not derailed by cyberthreats, until you know where you stand today? For more information about a Bryley Penetration Test and how it helps to ensure your business’ continuity, please complete the form, below, call 978.562.6077 or email ITExperts@Bryley.com.
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Bryley Penetration Testing (Pen Test) is part of the Bryley Business Continuity Pyramid
Business continuity is the planning and process by which organizations maintain operation, not severely disrupted by a disaster or other unwanted incident.
Bryley Penetration Testing At-A-Glance
- Maintain Compliance – Industry regulations and standards, including PCI (payment card processing) and NERC (electrical grid), often require companies to perform penetration testing to maintain compliance. Compliance can help companies avoid fines and legal repercussions.
- Identify weaknesses, vulnerabilities and exploits in the organization’s information systems, networks and applications.
- Improve the overall security posture of the organization – Penetration testing plays a critical role in an organization’s ability to defend against security threats.
- Reduce organizational risk – Vulnerability scanning can identify existing vulnerabilities and exploits in an organization’s information technology assets, including operating systems, applications and devices.
- Test security investments – Penetration testing measures the effectiveness of the security controls that are currently in place.