In the recent era, no company, no matter whether it is small or large, is safe from cyber security threats. Poor or ineffective security measures can lead to cyber incidents and data loss. Cyber incidents are not limited to some sectors as every sector across the world is affected, including retail, food and beverage, finance and insurance, travel, and other sectors. Cards track data, CNP (cards not present data), and financial credentials are easy targets. That’s why an effective cyber security posture is important to prevent the company from significant financial and reputational loss.
As the number of cybercrimes is increasing and hackers are using the most advanced technology, a more proactive approach to protect data, organisation, and infrastructure has become more important than anything else. Companies also have to enlarge their boundary of knowledge and accept certain thoughts that can put their sensitive data and information at risk.
According to some myths, organisations are secured because
- The organisation is not well known, and hackers are not interested in stealing their information.
- The organisation has never experienced any data breach in a long time or never experienced any cyber incident.
- The organisation uses a firewall and some other security systems such as Kaspersky or Quick heal.
One thing every organisation should acknowledge is that no organisation is immune enough to prevent cyber incidents on its own. That’s why the adoption of industry standards, especially Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), has become vital. The scope of a Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration testing is informed by the industry and usually carried out by an individual third party for a specific time. It strengthens an organization’s cyber security posture.
Talking about VAPT, it is a two-pronged proactive approach to make a company’s cyber defence more protective. During this procedure, a detailed and comprehensive assessment of the company’s infrastructure is done by third-party professionals. It helps the professionals to identify the risk and minimise them.
Vulnerability assessment is used for identifying several vulnerabilities, including access, control configuration, weakness, etc.
On the other hand, penetration testing is used to simulate real-world attacks to identify several methods of hacking the security controls and features in a company’s infrastructure and strengthen them.
VAPT is usually recommended to understand the loopholes in a company’s security and understand the early warning signals about the applications and network. It identifies the weaknesses in a company’s cyber security measurements and strengthens them Before any malicious incident happens.
The main mottos of VAPT are
- Identifying the risks of a company
- Minimise the chances of data breaches
- Secure the sensitive data and intellectual property
- Enhance compliance with industry and regulatory requirements
- Enhance customers confidence
Though some people may think that VAPT is a costly process that is not required, it is completely a misconception. The cost and effort of securing your data and preventing your sensitive information from cyber incidents require way less investment compared to the investment you have to make for cleaning up after a breach. That’s why conducting a VAPT should be a priority to protect your company’s data.
IEMLabs provides clients with efficient and effective VAPT service at a competitive rate. We aim to help you improve your security measurements so that you can avoid cyber incidence and threads and secure your databases, systems, and network environments. We offer real-time testing of a company’s applications, databases, systems, and devices to identify several vulnerable access points and determine the possibilities of internal and external attacks. We help you to advance your security postures and strengthen your infrastructure.