With countless organizations falling victim to cyber breaches, it seems that security groups are often unprepared to defend against attacks. Being prepared means understanding which types of attacks to expect and being able to detect and withstand an attack.

Many organizations have implemented cyber controls, but they lack evidence their controls work. Implementing controls does assure that network or security operations can detect malicious attempts as they are launched, but controls cannot effectively block the attempts. Penetration testing, or pen testing, is effective for detecting cyberattacks, stopping malicious activities and initiating response activities as soon as possible.

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