IT network VAPT, or penetration testing, is an important task to be carried out by IT administrators. This is because of the rise in hacking attempts irrespective of the industry type. Attacks can happen from internally or externally with no or little knowledge of the network.
Why penetration of Corporate Networks is essential?
Internal corporate LAN/WAN environments are structured to allow users greater amounts of access with fewer security controls, and this is exactly where the situation becomes exploitable. Any network design flaw or network and server vulnerabilities can result into exploitable areas which is a target of hackers. Multiple surveys indicate that most of the large scale firms and almost all mid-scale firms lack in corporate level cyber security implementations to protect themselves. However it may not be enough with changing times, and hence needs to be periodically tested via a form pen-test to ensure continued cyber security.