Complacency is a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition.

Complacency to a bad actor is like prey for a predator. It is what most hackers count on when singling out a victim. They know that most companies only cover the basics, or are only interested in checking a box. They also know that many companies rely heavily on technology to protect their infrastructure and ignore other aspects of security, like people and processes. There are many reasons companies are complacent, but mainly it is due to the lack of understanding of the importance of validating the security measures that have been put in place. Like an elaborate data backup plan, that has never been tested, you’ll never know until you test to determine if the measures in place work.

Offensive security is one of the only ways to know if the technology you put in place is protecting your infrastructure. Just because the manufacturer makes bold claims about their product doesn’t mean it should be completely trusted or relied upon. Trust us, we prove that theory wrong on a weekly basis! You have to know if your measures are actually working, because if you’re not testing it, hackers will.

Complacency is one of the main reasons so many companies experience a breach and then scramble to reassess their security controls, yet many do not consider penetration testing as a viable option.

A thorough penetration test conducted by a company that has been in business for as long as we have will tell you all you need to know about the state of your security. It will tell you where you are weak or in danger. It will tell you what you are doing right, and what you could be doing better. It will tell you if your end point security is working, or the monitoring you’re paying for is alerting. It will tell you if the response team you have on standby is not falling asleep at the wheel. It is like a full physical exam that your doc might perform, except for your IT infrastructure.

Like a doctor sharing humbling news about your health, you may not like to hear what was discovered but you’re going to be happy it was detected early, before any real damage is done.

A proactive approach to security makes a significant difference. If you are singled out by a bad actor and they assess you to determine if there are any soft spots in your armor, they will begin chipping away to see what they can find. If they see that you have hardened your fortress, you may be of little interest to the hacker, and they will move on to other more “opportunistic” prey.

Don’t be complacent, find out what a proper penetration test will cost. We offer free consultation to determine exactly what the time and costs will be to perform a penetration test. Whether this is for an existing initiative or for future budgetary purposes, let us help fortify your infrastructure and validate your security controls.