In this technological age, a solid lock on your firm’s doors isn’t enough to combat theft. Breaches of security can occur when you least expect it. Even with all the proper protection, it might still be possible for someone to hack your business information. You may have installed an excellent digital security system, but you will never know how well it actually works unless you take the extra measures to ensure it is completely secure.
Test For Gaps In Your Security
A data breach test carried out by a company such as Silent Security 1 is the only way to know for sure that your software works. The company selling cyber security and data encryption services may make promises about using the greatest encryption methods, but a data breach test using common hacking methods is the only way to know whether you should continue to use one software solution or transition to a different one. Also, breach testing can uncover other gaps in your security system. For example, if there is someone responsible for your company's security who needs to be contacted, but the breach test reveals that he or she is away and his or her absence prevents your company from responding promptly, this will reveal that a backup plan is needed.
Test Your Response Time
Even with great security, someone may find a way to hack into your server. When this occurs, how quickly you react to the security breach is essential. There are legal requirements for how soon customers must be informed about a data breach. However, you should try to inform customers much sooner than legally required. By being informed about a breach promptly, customers will be able to respond to the breach and protect themselves much more rapidly. After performing a data breach test, your company should perform a drill in which it informs mock customers about the breach as a way to practice how quickly your firm is able to respond to breaches.
Test End-User Compliance
A final benefit of breach testing is that your company will be able to determine whether the end-user is adhering to security policies. This is a common issue when employees are given security policies that they are expected to follow. Something as simple as giving out a modem encryption key to a customer in order to allow him or her to access the company Wi-Fi can create a major security hole.
There is no way to make your customers 100% secure because there is always a way around data security measures. However, if your company is not as secure as it can be, it will be much more likely to be the victim of a cyber security attack.
I hope you enjoyed this article on internet data safety and the benefits of security breach testing.
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