It feels like not a single day goes by without bad news being published regarding ransomware attacks, exploited vulnerabilities, data breaches or other security incidents. Consequently, the fear of companies and organizations becoming the next victim drastically increased. In addition, nowadays systems and environments get more and more complex, interconnected and organizations and companies often struggle to properly assess their implementations from a security perspective, or they require an objective and independent analysis. Questions such as adequacy of exposed attack surfaces, effectiveness of security controls or impact of security control failures often remain unanswered.
A penetration test is often the right tool to answer these questions. By identifying vulnerabilities and recommending measures for remediation it ultimately allows establishing confidence into the security of a system, environment or product.