We can all recall at least one famous online hacking incident, be it the 2014 Yahoo cyberattack, which is considered to be the biggest cyberattack in the 21st century since it ended up leaking up to 3 billion people’s information or the most recent attack on Facebook a few days ago that ended up impacting up to 50 million users. A lot of times other famous websites and IT companies have also gotten hacked and resulted in huge losses. Online business websites have also suffered from hacks and have ended up having their customer’s credit card information and other important details also been exposed.
It does not take a lot of money to launch a cyberattack, so it is not just big websites and companies that are vulnerable to cyberattacks, even smaller software and business websites can be a victim to a cyberattack. A cyberattack can end up having a devastating impact since you can end up resulting from a loss of data, lose your reputation as a business and lose a lot of information as well.
You might already have a security system in place, however, there is no such thing as a perfect security system, and you have to do whatever you can in order to make sure all possible weak spots and vulnerabilities are covered up on your end, and this is where penetration testing comes in. Pen testing actually involves you hiring someone working under an organization to launch an actual cyberattack on your system in order to detect any weaknesses and loopholes, and they keep going until they do make a security breach. They employ the same methods and tactics used by professional hackers and are able to let you know of any loopholes in your system that you will need to then cover up.