Burying your head in the sand may save money in the short term, but the cost of hacking could range from minor inconvenience, reputation damage, loss of customer data, fines and ultimately company closure.
Test your security network from cyber attacks and shut tight every entry point.
Often confused with conducting a “vulnerability scan”, “compliance audit” or “security assessment”, Datavax penetration testing stands apart from these efforts in a few critical ways:
The unique nature of the human mind, and thinking outside of the box with motivation and determination gives hackers the advantage over automation protection tools. Our biggest tools are our brains and our years of experience.
A penetration test doesn’t stop at simply uncovering vulnerabilities: it goes the next step to actively exploit those vulnerabilities in order to prove (or disprove) real-world attack against an organisation’s IT assets, data, humans, and/or physical security.
Even a 100% compliant organisation may still be vulnerable in the real world against a skilled human threat agent. We test for multiple attack vectors against the same target from every conceivable angle to counter every possible real world attack.
A strong network perimeter requires constant attention, patching and updates. Regular vulnerability scans and reviews can check for missing patches and security holes, but a network penetration test goes further than just scanning a network for vulnerabilities. A penetration tester thinks like a real world hacker, exploring multiple avenues of attack. If the threat of fines up to €20m or 4% of your annual turnover isn’t reason enough, here are a few other tangible benefits:
This is where malicious software, typically received via a phishing email, encrypts all of your company’s data.
You’re left with the choice of paying a ransom (typically £500-£1000) of risk losing all your data forever.
A hacker manages to gain access to your company’s network (typically by exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities within software packages) allowing
them access to your data. The hackers typically target personally identifiable information (PII) on your customers, especially credit card information.
This type of attack is when a company’s website is overwhelmed by a volume of data maliciously pushed to its servers. These attacks are increasingly easy and cheap to carry out, with some online tools costing as little as £25 per hour.
CEO fraud is when a criminal poses as a senior person within the firm, either by hacking or “spoofing” their email account, and convinces someone with financial authority to make an erroneous payment.
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the existing Data Protection Directive and comes into force with immediate effect in May 2018.
This regulation applies to data controllers or data processors that keep or process any information about living people referred to as data subjects. If you are presently required to comply with the Data Protection Acts (DPA) then GDPR will also apply.
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