Who can see your system and how vulnerable are you to being attacked?
Penetration Testing allows you to identify where the weak-points in your security are. It is considered best practice by numerous ISO standards and as a requirement of business by PCI-DSS, FCA and other regulatory bodies to have a Penetration Test carried out at least annually by a competent, and independent external third party.
Conducting Penetration Testing against your people, processes and technology will gain you an insight into how well security operates throughout your business and how well they are able to withstand an attack. Did you know that 45% of small businesses and 66% of medium-large businesses reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months?
Our responsibilities to you.
MojoU have a strong understanding of complex computer systems and technical cyber security terms. We can carry out remote or onsite testing of your network infrastructure to expose weaknesses in security. MojoU will work closely with you to determine your requirements from the test, for example the number and type of systems you wish to be tested.
We will plan and create penetration methods, scripts and tests and advise on methods to fix or lower security risks to systems. MojoU will create a full report and recommendations from our findings. We endeavour to fully understand how the flaws that have been identified could affect your business, or the function of your business, if they’re not fixed. MojoU Will recommend how to solve these defects.
We have leading techniques to identify and access the configuration of your devices looking for any weakness that may lead to compromise. This allows you to stay informed with general threats, industry specific threats and targeted threats to your organisation. Those responsible for local computer networks know how much effort is needed to set them up and maintain them. All components must be configured so that they are functional and up-to-date. The required software must be installed for all user devices, and appropriate access rights need to be defined.
The most important task, however, is to develop the appropriate security concept to protect your network against malware. The network size and required security standard will define which measures and elements will be used – from standard software firewalls and anti-virus programs, to more complex hardware firewalls, to solutions with additional components.
How often should we have a PCI-DSS Penetration Test?
The best practice guideline is at least annually but it really depends on what it is you are testing. If your environment is static and does not change, and you perform monthly vulnerability scans then you are reasonably safe in having a penetration test every three years. If you are including applications within your test scope that change often then you should be testing those applications separately before and after.
Penetration tests should only be carried out by experienced consultants with the necessary technical skill set and qualifications. MojoU consultants leverage state of the art frameworks, strong technical knowledge and testing tools. We have a proven track record in finding security vulnerabilities in some of the most sophisticated technologies and platforms.
Once we identify a vulnerability, we will establish the impact of that vulnerability and provide the relevant remediation advice. This enables our clients to understand the implications on the business and to identify opportunities to improve systems, design and development processes, or operational policies and procedures.
Please contact us today to speak to a PCI-DSS Penetration Testing consultant on 020 3889 7777 if you would like an insight into your network and how vulnerable to attack you really are.
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