Cyber Security has evolved over time and so has the attacks and protections. It has changed so much that there are thousands of attacks and protection. This means that to make sure when you are getting quality Cyber Security services such as Penetration Testing it is important to make sure to use a company with comprehensive processes and systems so that as many of the unknown vulnerabilities can be identified.
The challenge is how can a business tell which Cyber Security businesses have quality processes and systems. This is where CREST comes in, it is an industry body that reviews the Cyber Security business to make sure they have appropriate processes and systems to be CREST Approved. The process and cost to be CREST Approved is reasonable and straight forward, so any business that is NOT CREST Approved is likely to provide a low quality service. This could mean they don’t identify many key vulnerabilities during penetration testing and your system/platform/website (system) are left vulnerable.
You might think that hackers / cyber attackers don’t need to be CREST approved to hack and steal your data and destroy your business. The truth is they don’t and typically they aren’t as skilled Penetration testers, but they don’t need to be. This is because they get good and a small number of different attacks and they use the same attacks against many targets. A Penetration tester needs to test a large range of attacks to identify the vulnerabilities so the system is protected against all Cyber attackers and not just one specific hack. This is because a Cyber attacker only needs to find one vulnerability to cause damage but to protect your system you need to protect against all vulnerabilities. So the task of a Penetration Tester is different to the Cyber attacker.
Vertex Cyber Security is CREST approved and trusted by Banks, Government, Tech, Professionals and many more to provide quality Penetration Testing and Cyber Security Services. Reach out to Vertex Cyber Security if you are looking for High quality Cyber Security services like Penetration Testing.