Risks of Third Party Pen Testing
It is important to always make sure that your website or software happens to have a strong security profile. Now, sometimes we tend to make mistakes while we are building our security profile, be it something as small as an error in a single code or overlooking a potential weak spot, and because we do not realize these faults ourselves, we need someone else to do it for us. This is where penetration testing steps in.
A penetration tests usually involves a 3rd party launching a friendly, simulated cyberattack on your IT infrastructure, and this is a very real attack that can exploit loopholes in your cybersecurity. This is a great way for you to learn about faults in your security system. However, there are some risks that are associated with hiring a third party for pen testing.
If you have hired an incompetent company, they might not actually be able to do a proper security breach and might actually end up missing out on actual weak points without realizing it. So, your system will continue to have vulnerabilities that you will not know of. Again, an inexperienced person launching a cyberattack can accidentally end up causing damage to your actual data which might not be able to get restored. Lastly, some companies might not be honest in giving you feedback regarding loopholes in your system and can then abuse and exploit the weaknesses in your system by giving the information to someone else. Keeping these risks in mind, there are still a number of very well-experienced and renowned companies that are known for their pen testing services and reliability. So, as long as you make sure to choose the right company to do your pen test for you, you should not have to worry about these risks.