Ethical Hacking (also known as Penetration Testing) from Defendify uses certified “white hat” hackers, techniques, and state-of-the-art tools to attempt to breach your networks and gain access to your systems and data. Ethical Hacking is a safe and controlled method for uncovering deeper, company-wide security vulnerabilities that might get overlooked.
Test data security defenses across networks, applications, and endpoints
Verify the extent, potential impact, and risk level of vulnerabilities
Get easy-to-understand risk reports with recommendations for remediation
Check the box for security regulation frameworks and mandated compliance
What is ethical hacking?
Ethical hacking (or penetration testing) is a general cybersecurity strategy that uses ethical cybersecurity professionals (known as white hat hackers) as well as state-of-the-art automated tools to launch controlled attacks against an organization’s networks and data, with the object of discovering vulnerabilities that can subsequently be patched or corrected. Ethical hacking is a safe and controlled method for uncovering deeper, company-wide data security vulnerabilities that might otherwise get overlooked.
Once white hat hackers have completed their testing, you will receive a detailed report that shows exactly which weaknesses or “holes” in your systems were uncovered, as well as the relative impact and risk of each of these vulnerabilities. The report also includes recommendations for remediation based on the findings.
Who uses ethical hacking?
Ethical hacking can benefit all businesses, regardless of company size. Cybercriminals ("black hat" hackers) use a variety of methods and tools regularly to test the cyber defenses of companies, both large and small, for weak entry points where they can deploy their attacks.
Why is ethical hacking Important?
With increasingly more of our day-to-day activities and business happening online, Ethical Hacking is an easy way stay ahead of any potential cyberattacks. By having white hat hackers expose weakness in your networks, you can remedy any weaknesses in your systems before cybercriminals can exploit them, improving your overall cybersecurity posture.
What's involved in Ethical Hacking?
Cybercriminals (“black hat” hackers) use a variety of methods and tools regularly to test the cyber defenses of companies, both large and small, for weak entry points to deploy their attacks. Certified Ethical Hackers use similar techniques in a safe and controlled manner, doing no harm to your IT infrastructure or data. Ethical Hacking, or Penetration Testing, results in a detailed report on what vulnerabilities were discovered across your business, and how you can quickly fix any high-risk security gaps.
When to conduct Ethical Hacking
Ethical Hacking helps businesses maintain a strong cybersecurity posture and stay compliant with government, industry, vendor, and customer security regulations and mandates. It is recommended to employ ethical hacking techniques and run a penetration test at least once a year, as well as after any major change to your network to ensure any changes to your IT resources do not lead to unintended risk.