Christian Espinosa Discusses – Factors To Consider Before Starting Your Penetration Testing Journey
Cerberus Sentinel (now CISO Global) Managing Director. Alpine Security Founder. Bestselling Author of “The Smartest Person in the Room.” 24x Ironman Athlete.
Christian Espinosa shares his guide to selecting a pentesting company…
Penetration Testing is among the most intimate cybersecurity audits that an organization can undertake. Defined by Digital Forensics as “an authorized simulated cyberattack on a computer system, performed to evaluate the security of the system,” engaging in a penetration (pen) test essentially involves an enterprise allowing external cybersecurity professionals to view your deepest, darkest security secrets.
It is a necessary activity. According to our company’s data, over half of small businesses have undergone a cyberattack, and the associated cost for overcoming the subsequent data breaches these cyberattacks lead to is around $38,000. Regardless of this, penetration testing can be nerve-wracking for obvious reasons (e.g., the organization in question will have access to information that leaves your organization highly vulnerable), so I have suggested the following elements that ought to be considered when you’re deciding what kind of vendor to partner with.