When Should You Invest in a PEN Test?

Date Posted: 
May 31, 2022
Managed Security
Professional IT Provider

“Help! Thief!” you shout at your computer screen as windows and tabs open without your control. A superhero sweeps in, jumps into the computer, and takes down the hacker with a few swift kicks. What a relief!

Spoiler alert: Protecting yourself from viruses, malware, and hackers is not that easy. And it’s more important than ever to protect your business from cyberattacks.

What is a PEN test?

PEN test is short for Penetration Testing. This test evaluates your risk of falling victim to a cyberattack. It analyzes the security of your I.T. infrastructure by safely trying to exploit any weaknesses in your I.T. setup. When DataVizion runs a PEN test, you find out what vulnerabilities you may have without having to risk anyone taking advantage of your information. This is the safest way to ensure you can adequately improve your cybersecurity.

Why is it necessary?

When you don’t properly analyze the security of your computer systems, you’re putting your personal information and your business information at risk. You need a Zero Trust model–you need to assume every communication has a weakness that can be exploited. Hackers have continued to develop new, clever ways to infiltrate your system. Once in, they have access to it all. They can steal passwords, bank information, client information, and even lock you out of your computer. Businesses are a huge target, as they often have larger sums of money in their accounts. Businesses also tend to have information about clients, which can then be exploited further.

Why isn’t an antivirus enough?

Cyberattacks are constantly changing. Every day there are new forms of malware and viruses. Bad actors send emails and make phone calls to gain access to your employees. They even have pop-ups that get you to call them. Even the employee with the least amount of database access can put your company at risk if a hacker gets the right information out of them. Antivirus alone isn’t enough to protect you. A data breach could cost millions, and that’s only factoring in people purposefully trying to steal from you. Humans make mistakes. Antivirus software doesn’t protect from simple user error. 

What are the next steps?

DataVizion doesn’t need superheroes. We already have cyber heroes. The best way to protect your business from a cybersecurity breach is to partner with a managed service provider. DataVizion can test your system for weaknesses and determine how you’re most at risk. Once we run a PEN test, we’ll design a custom plan that fits your business needs. Fill out this cybersecurity evaluation to get started. 


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