In a world nearing ‘doomsday’, penetration testing could not be more important

One recent news headline that will have caught the attention of many security observers is the decision by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to move the minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight.

It means that the hand is now at two and a half minutes to midnight, signalling that the world may presently be closer to apocalypse than at any time since the US and Russia’s hydrogen bomb tests in the early 1950s.

Why is all of this significant for your organisation?

Of course, any matter of such seismic international importance as the potential for Armageddon is one that companies and organisations around the world should note. However, one aspect of the Bulletin’s accompanying report that will interest many of those contemplating penetration testing is the section dedicated to “potential threats from emerging technologies”.

This part of the report – edited by John Mecklin – reads that “sophisticated hacking – whether by private groups or governmental entities – has the potential to create grave and large impacts, threatening financial activities and national electrical power grids and plants (including nuclear power plants) and the personal freedoms that are based on the privacy at the core of democracy.”

With security concerns – including those relating to new US President Donald Trump’s own Twitter account – continuing to be prominent in the news, it has never been more vital for your organisation to carefully consider the best means of safeguarding its infrastructure and sensitive data. The most appropriate penetration testing can play a key role in precisely this.

Look no further than Sec-Tec for penetration testing

Our seasoned security professionals here at Sec-Tec realise that while not everyone is technical, every organisation – whatever its type and location – needs to do what it can to protect itself. This is why we will work closely with you to identify the approach to penetration testing that will best serve your own requirements.

The security risks to your business are more pressing right now than they have been for a long time – possibly ever. Talk to Sec-Tec now about the broad range of security assessments and health checks that we can undertake to help you safeguard your organisation for many months and years to come.