Cyber security is the body of processes designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access by users. In a computing context, security includes both cyber security and physical security.
Ensuring cyber security requires coordinated efforts throughout an information system. Elements of cyber security include:
- Application security
- Network security
- Data/information security
- Data recovery
- Operational security
- User education
The treat of cyber security is advancing quicker than the idea of risk.
Ransomware and DDoS attacks can disrupt business operations and services for customers and vendors for days and weeks on end. Furthermore, the scale of some cyber attacks today are affecting earnings and profits while severely tarnishing the corporate image of those afflicted.
This is why at IT-oracle we recognize the need to protect your infrastructure and we keep with the quickly and constantly evolving nature of security risks. We not only focus resources on the most crucial system components and protect against the biggest known threats, we as well gear our attention to some less important system components which may be prone to attack as well.
To deal with the current environment, we promote a more proactive and adaptive approach to our clients who are in need of security.
Vulnerability assessment involves identifying, defining vulnerabilities in a particular network infrastructure. This technique is used to estimate how susceptible the network is to different vulnerabilities. Vulnerability assessment involves the use of automated network security scanning tools and providing the organization doing the assessment with the necessary knowledge and risk background to understand the threats and react appropriately.
Security vulnerabilities can enable hackers to access systems and applications; therefore, it is essential for enterprises to identify and remediate weaknesses before they can be exploited. A comprehensive vulnerability assessment can help companies improve the security of their systems.
A vulnerability assessment provides an enterprise with information on the security weaknesses in its network infrastructure and provides direction on how to assess the risks associated with those weaknesses and evolving threats. This process offers the organization a better understanding of its security flaws reducing the likelihood that a cyber criminal will breach its systems and catch the business off guard. We advice that it be done as frequently as possible to help keep your system up to date against new security treats.
Penetration testing involves identifying vulnerabilities in a particular network and attempting to exploit them to penetrate into the system. Its purpose is to determine whether the detected vulnerabilities are genuine or not. These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, services and application flaws or improper configurations.
Benefits of Penetration Testing
Penetration testing offers many benefits, allowing you to:
- Intelligently manage vulnerabilities
- Avoid the cost of network downtime
- Meet regulatory requirements
- Preserve organization image and customer loyalty
Why Perform Penetration tests
- Security breaches and service interruptions are costly.
Security breaches and any related interruptions in the performance of services or applications, can result in direct financial losses, threaten organizations’ reputations, erode customer loyalties, attract negative press, and trigger significant fines and penalties.
- Penetration-testing identifies security risks.
Pen-testing evaluates an organization’s ability to protect its networks, applications, endpoints and users from external or internal attempts to bypass its security controls to gain unauthorized or privileged access to protected assets.
How Often You Should Perform Pen-Tests
Penetration testing should be performed on a regular basis to ensure more consistent IT and network security management. We help reveal how newly discovered threats or emerging vulnerabilities may potentially be assailed by attackers.
The need for securing your information and system cannot be over emphasized.