By now, you should know why your organization needs to conduct a penetration test (if not, read why here). But have you considered how often your organization needs to conduct a pen test? With data breaches on the rise and the ever-changing methods criminals are using to conduct cyber-attacks, having regularly scheduled penetration testing is necessary.
Incident detection and response is the process of finding attackers in your IT infrastructure, monitoring or determining their activity, containing the threat and removing attackers or any viruses from your systems. When the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation, which protects the personal data of EU citizens regardless of the geographical location of the organization using the data, companies all over the globe had to ensure they were prepared for cyber-attacks. If companies were not compliant with the GDPR, then they could not do business with any citizens or businesses based in the EU. To be compliant, data must be protected. Therefore, being able to immediately and effectively respond to incidents or threats of a data breach became of utmost importance.