One of the biggest threats to business are hackers. For hospitality venues, who hold large data sets of members personal information, and with members and guests logging on to local open access Wi-Fi, and staff often sharing passwords, protecting that data is critical. We also have older systems that have moved to cloud-based solutions but are using hybrid hardware and firmware updates to support technology that was not designed to connect to the internet, such as our VoIP telephone systems. They lack the IT security required in today’s world… and the hackers know it.
Why Is It Important for Businesses to Do Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing?
Cybersecurity is a crucial aspect of any business that relies on IT systems and applications. Cyberattacks can cause significant damage to a business, such as data breaches, financial losses, reputational harm, and legal liabilities. Therefore, it is essential for businesses to ensure that their IT systems and applications are secure and resilient against cyber threats.
One of the best ways to achieve this is by conducting regular vulnerability assessment and penetration testing on IT systems and applications. It is a security testing method that combines two complementary approaches: vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.
Vulnerability scanning is the process of identifying and analysing the vulnerabilities that exist in IT systems and applications. Vulnerability assessment tools scan the IT systems and applications for known vulnerabilities and provide a report on the severity, location, and description of each vulnerability.
Penetration testing, also known as a “pentest” or “ethical hacking,” is a manual technical test that goes beyond vulnerability scanning. The test identifies vulnerabilities (loopholes) on a system, network, or an application, and subsequently attempts to exploit those vulnerabilities. Penetration testers use various techniques and tools to exploit the vulnerabilities and gain unauthorised access or perform malicious actions on the system or application.
Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing provides businesses with a more comprehensive and realistic evaluation of their IT security than any single test alone.
Find out if your club is at risk today!
Secom Technology Group are offering a cybersecurity & vulnerability scan and penetration test (including and executive summary report) for the special AGE Show price of $1599 (ex GST).
Visit us today at Stand 791 to book your vulnerability scan and penetration test.