With a Remote Workforce – it´s Time to Re-evaluate Penetration Testing

With a Remote Workforce – it´s Time to Re-evaluate Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing

Your IT security seems to be secure right? You are confident you have taken the necessary steps to make sure that your company’s data is safe and secure. But how do you actually evaluate if you are at risk for data breaches?

Penetration testing is one of the best ways to identify vulnerabilities in your IT Security strategy. It’s not a one-time assessment of your evolving IT infrastructure, but a continuous tool to minimize and eliminate weaknesses

Why is this the time to re-evaluate penetration testing?

With the pandemic as an unprecedented catalyst shifting the workforce to remote work, many companies had to quickly pivot and allow for employees to work from home without preparation.

According to Upwork, 41.8% of the American workforce is currently working remotely and remote work is here to stay. The number of remote workers in five years is expected to be almost double what it was pre-pandemic. Nothing will test your IT Security like simulating the actions of your enemy.

This rapid shift in the workforce has by default triggered a forced rapid shift in many companies’ IT infrastructure, which has resulted in a shift in potential vulnerabilities. These new security challenges are foreign to many businesses. They are unfamiliar with this new territory and have been forced to shift to remote work. Penetration testing is a way to ensure that you are not exposed to additional security threats.

This recent annual security report shows that hackers ramped up “thread hijacking” towards remote workers to infiltrate networks and steal data, which impacted 24% of organizations globally. Attacks on systems like RDP and VPN also increased.

How can Frontier help you keep your penetration testing practices up-to-date?

Frontier works with companies and federal agencies to:

  • Identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the organization’s web applications
  • Improve the overall security posture of the organization – Penetration testing plays a critical role in an organization’s ability to defend against security threats
  • Support compliance – Penetration testing can satisfy organization’s regulatory, commercial, and organizational compliance requirements
  • Validate the effectiveness of existing security controls
  • Support compliance – This penetration testing service helps companies comply with regulations:

To learn more about the work we do in this area, take a look at our case study with a large utility provider here.   We are ready to help you protect your company and customers.