Pentration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments will cover your cybersecurity issues
June 29, 2017
Adeel Khan (24 articles)
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Pentration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments will cover your cybersecurity issues

Once again worldwide organizations of all sizes are experiencing productivity losses due to their computer systems outage, thanks to recent ransomware, “Petya” outbreak. This particular outbreak is an eye opener for all organizations to realize cybersecurity is as important as any other matter to run the business. Despite widespread media attention grabbed by “WannaCry” ransomware, it is evident keeping Computer Systems up-to-date by applying identified critical patches remains a business challenge. How do business management ensure that their IT systems are protected and have necessary updates applied to their systems to mitigate known security risks? One approach is to engage 3rd party security providers, to continuously assess computer systems periodically in terms on vulnerabilities. The frequency of such tests could be monthly basis, if not quarterly, for organizations highly reliant on IT systems to run their day to day operations. Clubbing Penetration testing and Vulnerability testing as a routine periodic exercise should be made part of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). This will result in 3rd party assurance, to keep an eye on security risks instead of relying only on internal assessments and assurance. The insights provided by 3rd party assessors will enable business management teams to track and follow up internally with teams responsible to patching and other security measures to ensure that their business-critical IT systems are properly protected and potential risks are visible across the organization. Cybersecurity will remain a challenge, have continuous assessment and monitoring in place to meet this challenge.