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What cyber security needs to go beyond the network

Penetration testing has long been a vital part of many businesses’ compliance and governance efforts as a measure of proactive security, but today’s expanding cyber threat landscape means that approach is too narrow and leaves businesses open to complacency.

Penetration testing has long been a vital part of many businesses’ compliance and governance efforts as a measure of proactive security, but today’s expanding cyber threat landscape means that approach is too narrow and leaves businesses open to complacency.

The changing threat landscape means companies can’t rely on the traditional method of cyber protection anymore, which focuses on protecting only a network and its assets.

Forward thinking companies are going beyond penetration testing to employ a more holistic approach to cyber security. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated and are using any means possible to gain access to a company’s data. This includes targeting the physical assets of a company, such as the building itself and the employees inside.

In Australia, we are still lacking when it comes to protecting our physical assets and educating employees of the threats they are vulnerable to. It’s still too easy for hackers to walk straight into a building and gain access to an organisation’s data, including the private information of its customers.

This essentially makes a company’s investment in cyber security prevention technologies redundant, with threat actors completely bypassing those systems.

Luckily, there are a few measures businesses can take to ensure their security protocols protect all parts of their business, not just the network.

Our COO Murray Goldschmidt discusses these in an article in Security Brief.

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