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Penetration Testing for Tech Companies: Can your Reputation Survive a Cyber Attack?

Monday, September 23, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gary Hotze
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Plante Moran Team


Technology companies are assumed to be experts in all aspects of tech, including cybersecurity, so when a breach happens, it’s not just your data you’ll lose. Rebuilding your reputation is exponentially more expensive than taking the preventative measures necessary to secure your technology, so save yourself the trouble and engage a penetration testing (or “pen testing”) firm.

Pen testers simulate what a real hacker would do—they infiltrate your system, looking for weaknesses, and exploiting whatever weaknesses they find. If a pen tester can access your data, then a hacker could, too. Pen testing also tests your detection ability—if the testers do reach your data, would you be able to tell?

Exposing holes in your security system allows you to see where you’re doing well and where you need to invest, and it just might save your company. Want to learn more? Read the full article at, and find out what technology companies need to look out for.

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