Cyber Security is commonly known as the security of information technology. The purpose of cyber security with Lion Tech is to protect the data, integrity and availability of the network. It focuses on protecting data, computers, and networks from unintended or unauthorized access.
Nowadays we see or hear often on the news reports about network outages, computer viruses, hacking, malware and other incidents that affect our lives in ways that range from inconvenient to life-threatening. As the number of technological devices, apps and networks increase, also increase the opportunities for vulnerabilities and exploitation.
There are many different methods and options in regards to protect your data and network. At Lion Tech, we strongly believe that the best approach to determine your best needs, would be with either a Vulnerability Assessment or with a Penetration Test, aka Pen-testing.
The terms Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment are used interchangeably by many people and businesses, either because of misunderstanding or marketing purposes. But, Both the terms are different from each other in regards to their objectives and other purposes.
A vulnerability assessment is the task and technique of scanning a given target such as a network of computer, then identifying and measuring the level of security vulnerabilities. Further, it identifies the potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities, in order to implement proper mitigation measures, such as to either remove the weakness or reduce below the risk level. At Lion Tech we strongly value our clients security and information.
Penetration testing takes the assessment to another level. The Penetration test is intended to break the information security network or computer, and hack the valuable data or disrupt the normal functioning of the organization. With the help of advanced tools and techniques, a penetration tester (also known as ethical hacker) makes an attempt to control the network and acquire access to data.
The following graph illustrates the fundamental differences between penetration testing and vulnerability assessments –