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31 March 2021
Information Security, Penetration Testing

What is a Pentest?

 

What is Penetration Testing?

In 2020, we had over 40,000 reported cyber-attacks in Australia.

The average cost of a data breach was 276,000 in Australia.

All systems have vulnerabilities and weaknesses that can be exploited by hackers and other threat actors and can cause significant damages and losses.

Many vulnerabilities are not identified on time and create a serious risk for business operations by leaving you open to a cyber-attack, if not remediated.

A penetration test simulates a cyber attack in a safe and secure environment and thus allowing you to identify the vulnerabilities in your system so they can be remediated before they cause serious damage.

 

Benefits:

Client Assurance:

Information security is steadily becoming a standard requirement of clients. Clients and contractors demand assurances when it comes to the information of their data. By identifying and remediating your vulnerabilities, you can provide your clients and third parties with a very important token of assurance.

 

Mitigating risks and finding new ones that you didn’t know you had:

Penetration testers simulate attacks that could happen in the real world. But they might also tell you that a vulnerability that is theoretically high risk isn’t that risky at all because of the difficulty of exploitation. Only specialists can perform this kind of analysis.

 

Testing your own system’s performance:

It’s imperative that you are able to detect attacks and respond quickly and effectively, whether they come from a threat actor or someone trying to gain monetary benefits from you. The feedback from the test will tell you if – but more likely what – actions can be taken to improve your defence.

Create Trust for your Brand:

Experiencing a cyber-attack that exposes your company’s confidential information can be detrimental to your brand’s image. By performing a Pentest, not only you mitigate your risks but you ensure steps have been taken to enhance your brand’s image.

 

Remediation strategy:

Our penetration team will provide you with remediation strategies that you can implement quickly, effectively and cost-efficiently. You will have documented evidence that your company has taken action to identify its systems’ weaknesses and has exercised due diligence.

 

Process:

Choose what type of Penetration test you wish to perform. Our team can help you establish the scope and requirements that best fits your threat model.

Then the Pentest is conducted.

You will get a full report with all the found vulnerabilities and weaknesses as well as analysis on their criticality. Our experts will propose remediation strategies and instructions to fix those issues and better protect your and your clients’ data.

 

Compliance Council Pentest Team:

Our team has over 12+ years of experience working with some of Australia’s biggest corporations across many industries.

Contact Us to find out how we can help you, schedule a complimentary consultation with our Principal Consultant today to discuss your Pentest requirements.