Why is a Penetration Test needed?
Vulnerabilities in web applications and misconfigured IT systems are unfortunately all too common. The result? An inevitable breach just waiting to happen! The repercussions of a hack can be devastating for any business, resulting in brand and reputation damage, financial loss, or worse.
If you’re serious about improving the security posture of your business, then the invaluable investment in a penetration test is one of the best decisions that your organisation can make.
Objective of a Penetration Test
The objective of a penetration test is quite simply to identify the security weaknesses and vulnerabilities that exist within your web applications and IT infrastructure. This is done through a complex process of discovery and exploit, utilising varying methods of approach to evaluate the integrity of your most valuable technical assets, in addition to validating the efficacy of your cybersecurity defence systems.
BlazeGuard’s approach to penetration testing involves a comprehensive methodology based upon the following internationally recognised standards: The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors, The Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), SANS, National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-115 (NIST 800-115), in addition to our own independent research.