Many organisations make the mistake of thinking that their security is impenetrable. True, with the proper protection, education and protocols in place, your chances of being compromised are vastly reduced. The problem, however, is that the world of cybercrime is never static – it’s an ever-evolving, continuously expanding behemoth which frequently adapts, innovates and develops new ways to breach even the saftest systems.
The people at the very top of your company are also at significantly higher risk of being targeted than those in entry-level positions – specifically those with access to financials, payrolls, accounts and billables. All it takes is one successful breach for your entire organisational finances to be compromised, meaning not only will your accounts be cleared, and staff deprived of their livelihoods, but your chances of bouncing back are slim to none.
We know, we know – you’re probably thinking that since you’re already spending a king’s ransom on security, your business is covered. The reality, however, is that there may be vulnerabilities in your system which neither you nor your service provider are even aware of – vulnerabilities which can be exploited in a second and which need to be identified in order to be addressed.
Enter penetration testing
A “pentest”, or penetration test, is an attempt at evaluating the strength of your IT infrastructure through identifying and exploiting apparent vulnerabilities. Think of it as trying to see how burglar-proof your house is by hiring someone to try and break in – only instead of windows, fences and doors, we work within the realm of all things digital.
This process is usually conducted via manual or automatic technologies, which evaluate all your digital components – from servers to endpoints, Web applications, networks, devices and more. Once established, we can attempt to exploit these weaknesses in order to assess how well they hold up. In fact, our team of experts can evaluate your entire IT infrastructural security in a controlled environment in order to attack, identify, exploit vulnerabilities and guide your brand forward.
Truth be told, this sounds like a vulnerability assessment… We get that a lot.
We’re offering a special on our pre-packed Pentest Lite bundles – your organisation can enjoy the immense benefits of added protection
The reality, however, is that the two couldn’t be more different. A vulnerability scan simply uses automated tools to examine an environment. Once completed, a report is compiled, provided to the client, and life goes on. True, these are useful for getting an idea of potential security weaknesses, but a pentest takes this one step further by seeing if and how said weaknesses can be leveraged in order to gain access within your digital environment.
The whole process simulates an attack (rather than just telling you your weak points) in order to fully understand how a hacker would go about compromising your organisation.
Why are we telling you this? Well, we at Armata aim to bring the usefulness of penetration testing to businesses across South Africa – combining our desire to make businesses safer with a need to gain an advantage in the war against cybercrime.
As such, we’re offering a special on our pre-packed Pentest Lite bundles, wherein your organisation can enjoy the immense benefits of added protection.
We aim to establish how vulnerable your brand and the people who handle your money truly are. Not only does our Pentest Lite conduct all the security evaluations listed above, but we take things further by exploring the concept of social engineering and asking ourselves, “Can I build enough information against your higher-ups to trick them into paying me money?”
For the month of December, we at Armata are offering three days of pentests at a reduced rate of only R15 000. Ordinarily, a full-priced three-day penetration test would set you back around R30 000. Better yet, this amount can be paid in instalments over the course of three months, meaning that despite setting your business up for a more secure long-term future, you’re able to split the cost into a manageable monthly fee to ease the strain on your budget.
You can’t put a price on a few things in life, and your business safety is one of them. A penetration test allows us to step into the shoes (and minds) of cybercriminals so that your organisation never finds out the hard way just how vulnerable you really are. We believe that cybersecurity is a right, and that all businesses deserve a fighting chance – which is why we’re allowing you to enjoy maximum protection and a minimal price.
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