What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration testing is a security exercise where a cyber-security expert attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in your computer system. The purpose of penetration testing is to identify any weak spots in your system’s defenses in which attackers could take advantage.

This is like a bank hiring someone to think like a burglar and try to break into their building and gain access to the vault. If the ‘burglar’ succeeds and gets into the bank or the vault, the bank will gain valuable information on how they need to tighten their security measures.

Many times it’s best to have a penetration test performed by someone with little-to-no prior knowledge of how the system is secured because they may be able to expose blind spots.

At mPowered IT, our industry leading penetration tests are standards-based. They are closely tied to the fundamentals found in the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASPPenetration Testing Guide.

What we provide is not simply a digital scan and a generic report. Our penetration testing is thorough and comprehensive, performed by trained professionals. Our goal is to identify areas of risk that impact the security of your systems and data.

Having knowledge of your system’s vulnerabilities is step one. Step two is doing something about it. We provide a custom remediation plan tailored specifically for your organization’s needs for security and compliance, within your budget.

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