Attackers are continually looking for new strategies on using data breach, insecure API, account hijacking, misconfiguration, DDoS attacks and malicious insider threats to find the vulnerabilities of your organization. What you can’t do in any way is rely on reactive security. What you need is to be always prepared. Hackers only need to get it right once, and it can cause substantial financial and PR losses.

Why you need a pentester?

Pentester is a person who looks at things from the perspective of a hacker and attacks your company. From that point, you can perceive how much access an attacker could get and what he could do when he got in.

Your pentester – contractor’s approach should align with your goals.

How to find the right solution?

To find the right person and tool, you need to find the answers to the following questions:

What are your requirements?

Firstly, you have to understand your business risk. Set up your requirements. Will you need security awareness training or vulnerability assessment? You need to define what service you need and why. If this is a challenge, seek expert advisors for help. Pentester companies can even help set priorities.

What are your goals?

Secondly, your contractors approach should align with your goals. Your vendor should show you examples of their former similar projects. Request these reports. Also, request full detailed information on what errors were found during the penetration test. It should be an executive summary, including remediation advice.

What is the penetration tester’s background?

Thirdly, you need to make sure that your subcontractor is fully aware of your scope of activities. Have they worked in your industry applicable to your field? Examine their insurance coverage and legal documents.

The organization must take an active role in its security.

What to do after pentesting?

The scope and time of penetration test are limited, which means not all vulnerabilities may be detected. However, the mistakes and vulnerabilities learned during the pentest should be used in all similar areas. The organization must take an active role in its security. New knowledge needs to be incorporated into the training program for new and old employees.

A useful tool for mobile application pentesting

Pentesting has many areas, from social engineering to the vulnerability of mobile applications developed by your company. At App-Ray, we developed an automated mobile application security system. Our tool identifies vulnerabilities, mitigate risks, comply with regulations like GDPR, CCPA etc.

App-Ray even helps you identify and remediate threats and vulnerabilities in applications your company builds or downloads from third parties.

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