To say that the internet serves as the backbone of any business wouldn’t be an understatement. Almost every company’s data is saved on cloud backup. Hundreds of online transactions are made every day. Millions of orders are placed online.
While there may be many upsides of technology, a prominent downside is the risk of cybercrimes. Cybercrimes are a major concern for businesses that operate online.
The Cyber Security Review suggested that the Australian economy loses $1 billion to cybercrimes annually.
According to Cyber Security Survey conducted by Norton in 2017, 1 in 4 small businesses were victim to cyber-attacks in Australia.
The rising risk of security breach has encouraged the use of penetration testing service. Almost every company undergoes network and web security assessment to eliminate possible loopholes in their network infrastructure.
While penetration testing is becoming a common practice, here are a few trends that every company should follow.
1. Examination after Every Change
It is important to analyse every change introduced in the network security or the products, to ensure the provision of top-quality service with no risk of security breach. Audits should be conducted on daily basis to secure internet data against hacking attempts.
2. Penetration Testing on a Timely Basis
Conducting penetration testing after fixed intervals helps in maintaining an impenetrable network. A minor flaw can lead to a major cyber-attack when it comes to network security. Your minor negligence can cost you millions of dollars.
PCI DSS requires an analysis of potential vulnerabilities and threats on annual basis.
3. Source code Assessment
Penetration testing is also concerned with the analysis of code to distinguish vulnerabilities and identify the areas that need improvement.
Static code analysis identifies potential risks at a much faster rate than Dynamic code analysis by implementing smart analysis algorithms.
4. Deployment of Firewalls
An additional security measure against cyber-attacks is the deployment of a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to protect applications against online malware and suspicious traffic.
Penetration testing service focuses on implementing WAF as an additional security measure, especially in insurance and banking industries.
Lean Security strives to provide top-notch services when it comes to securing your business’s network. We provide top of the line security services for websites and mobile applications to the international business community.