Web and Network Security Audit (Pentesting)
Security auditing, also known as systems penetration or vulnerability testing, is a method of testing computer systems and network security by simulating a cyber attack. The purpose of this audit is to identify and assess vulnerabilities in systems, networks or applications and provide recommendations for remediation.
As part of a security audit, a cybersecurity specialist will perform a simulated attack on your institution or organisation’s system or network. It will use the same techniques and tools that a real hacker would use to identify possible vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the system.
The audit process can involve different methods, such as black box testing (where auditors have no information about the system prior to testing), white box testing (where auditors have access to information about the system) or a combination of both.
By simulating a cyber-attack, the security audit provides valuable information about the security level of your institution’s or organisation’s systems and networks. It identifies vulnerabilities and weaknesses and provides specific recommendations to address them. It also helps to improve the security policy of the institution or organisation and to develop better strategies for protecting systems and data.
Simulating a cyber attack can be considered essential in protecting the systems and data of institutions or organisations from real attacks. Due to the continuous increase in cyber threats, it is important for institutions and organisations to consider these regular cyber attack simulations in order to regularly assess their level of security and be prepared to deal with potential threats quickly and effectively.
For now, it’s all about being aware of the risks to your institution/organisation and making the right decision to prevent potential cyber security breaches and mitigate existing risks!