Cybersecurity was, is and will be a very important issue in the world of IT testing services. In order to prevent the attack in information systems, the majority of companies carry out the Information Security Audit.
Information Security Audit – is an independent evaluation of the current state of information security systems, establishing its level of compliance with certain criteria, and provide the results in the form of recommendations. Information Security Audit allows receiving the most full and objective information about the system being secured, localize all the present problems and develop an effective program on how to build Information security system and its organization.
Within the information security audit or as a separate project, testers can perform penetration test service that allows checking information system’s abilities to counter the attempts of penetration into the network and unauthorized on information.
Penetration Testing As an Important Part of Information Security
Penetration testing is necessary for identifying a possible scenario of penetration into the network with the achievement of different goals (capturing of administrative rights in the domain database, creating traces of an attacker compromising critical systems).
This testing type allows getting an objective assessment of how is it easy to exercise an unauthorized access to resources of the corporate network or website of your company, how, through what vulnerabilities or through any flaws in the system.
Conducting penetration testing allows you to test the level of security systems and the level of maturity of the ISMS. An external penetration test is performed from the public networks and simulates the behavior of attacker, who is attacking from the Internet (using social engineering, and without it). External penetration tests vary in scope initially provided information specialist, performing the test.
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