InformationalApril 23, 2022Top 5 Reasons why you need a Penetration Test

High-profile security breaches are still making news in today’s media. A growing number of organizations are at danger because of this development. While adversaries are always creating new and more advanced techniques of attacks, the number of attacks is increasing at an exponential rate.

Things have changed and it’s no longer enough to just have anti-virus or firewall technologies in place and assume that your organization is secure. In today’s world you must take stringent security measures. When it comes to cyber security, companies need to put their systems through offensive security testing to see how well they can withstand attacks.

Penetration testing is one of the best techniques to assess your organization’s security posture. Whether it’s a wireless, infrastructure, or application (both web and mobile) penetration test, the goal is the same: discovering security flaws in systems, applications, and networks.

Still unsure? Read on to learn why penetration testing is vital for your company’s security posture.

Top 5 Reasons Your Organization Needs a Penetration Test

  • Manage Risks
  • Regulations and Compliance
  • Reputation
  • Reduce costs
  • Develop Efficient Security Measures

Manage Risks

Penetration testing can assist in identifying an organization’s priorities when an incident has been modeled and the probable outcomes recognized. It may not be feasible to protect the entire infrastructure at once, due to factors such as cost and skilled personnel. Penetration testing can assist in analyzing the worst-case scenarios, prioritize assets at risk, and help management focus on where to spend resources. During risk analysis, leaders can better identify how much risk they are willing to take and how much the organization can sustain without disastrous repercussions.

Regulations and Compliance

Many industry regulations require penetration testing, especially for technological, financial, and healthcare organizations. For example, PCI-DSS standards require yearly and continuing penetration testing following any system modifications, including network and application penetration testing. Annual penetration tests are also required by SOC2 and HIPAA. Penetration testing is included in the ISO 27001 international information security standard. As part of the GDPR, frequent security testing of apps and essential infrastructure is recommended to help identify security flaws and evaluate the efficacy of security controls.  Noncompliance often results in sanctions. Detailed reports resulting  from penetration testing can also help organizations improve security measures and demonstrate continuous due diligence to auditors.


Any organization’s ultimate objective is growth; and credibility is key to progress. Inadequate security measures can result in data breaches affecting your consumers. Consequences of security breaches include lost consumer trust, unwanted publicity, and potential financial losses.

Reduce costs

Security breaches may cost your company thousands or even millions of dollars in lost revenue, customer protection costs, and operational costs. A penetration test is a proactive technique for finding IT system vulnerabilities and averting major financial and reputational damages. It’s good practice to carry out penetration testing engagements at least twice a year to maintain business continuity.

Develop Efficient Security Measures

The findings of a penetration test are vital for analyzing your IT security. Insights on detected security flaws, their existence, and possible influence on system performance can be provided to your company’s senior management. A skilled penetration tester will also help you establish a reliable information security strategy and prioritize your future cyber security investments.

By partnering with Redfox Security, you’ll get the best security and technical skills required to execute an effective and thorough penetration test. Our offensive security experts have years of experience assisting organizations in protecting their digital assets through penetration testing services. To schedule a call with one of our technical specialists, call 1-800-917-0850 now.

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Karan Patel

by Karan Patel

CEO & Technical Director | Redfox Security