Penetration testing has always been an integral part of cybersecurity. Its main goal is to see how well you have integrated security into your business, identifying the various weaknesses and vulnerabilities it may have. It is performed by simulating an attack on your business, which can be done in various ways. For this reason, you must be on top of the trends when carrying out penetration testing. This ensures any security implementations you have are up-to-date and remain resilient, even with the most elaborate attacks.
With that said, here are the latest penetration testing trends you need to start employing.
1. Remote work due to COVID-19
One of the most significant changes to many businesses worldwide is the change of in-office work to remote work due to the ongoing pandemic. This has caused many companies to adopt new technologies to facilitate the change. Unfortunately, this also opens new doors for attackers to quickly access unsecured devices and networks, hacking and stealing information.
If your business has undergone the same change, you must update your penetration testing. This can mean testing new cloud solutions, endpoints, and the like, ensuring that every aspect remains secure.
2. Changes in cloud-based platforms
Cloud-based solutions have been around for a while. To facilitate security, cloud security has been an integral part of its operations. Unfortunately, many cloud security solutions have failed not because of a hardware or software problem, but because of the organisation using it.
In other words, a compromise on your side when using a cloud-based solution is one of the most common reasons cloud-based platforms have been compromised. While the cloud service provider will have security implementations set up, you will need to do your part in security. This means testing the applications and software you use to access cloud services. This is to ensure that all endpoints remain secure so that your cloud-based solution remains safe from attacks.
3. Security testing during development
While DevOps will differ from one organisation to the other, its main goal is to allow businesses to speed up software development for their clients. From a security point of view, DevOps enables the tester to work with coders, quickly identifying security flaws at a code level. Not only does this cut down the time between sending it for testing and making changes, but security at a code level is an excellent way to secure businesses.
If your business has yet to adopt this kind of development method, you must do so quickly. Not only can you produce software faster, but you will be able to catch vulnerabilities at a code level and fix them. When you catch them early, they are easier to resolve and you save a lot of time having to fix them later on.
By adopting these trends into your penetration testing, you will be able to ensure all your security implementation is up-to-date and resilient to any new attacks. That said, if you are having trouble with this activity, do not be afraid to reach out to a cybersecurity agency. They know what it takes to thoroughly test security systems and help you make the changes you need to ensure your security remains robust in an ever-changing cyber landscape.
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