What to do if your finance department is compromised


Many organizations do the mistake of thinking that their security is impenetrable. Certainly, with the proper protection, education, and protocols in place, your chances of being compromised are greatly reduced. The problem, however, is that the world of cybercrime is never static.

People at the top of your business are also at a significantly higher risk of being targeted than those in entry-level positions, especially those with access to financial data, payroll, accounts and invoices. All it takes is one successful breach to put your entire organization’s finances in jeopardy, which not only means your accounts will be wiped out and staff will be deprived of their livelihoods, but your chances of bouncing back are slim to zero.

We know, we know – you’re probably thinking that since you’re already spending a royal ransom on security, your business is covered. The reality, however, is that there may be vulnerabilities in your system that neither you nor your service provider are aware of – vulnerabilities that can be exploited in a second and must be identified in order to be fixed.

Enter penetration testing

A “pentest”, or penetration test, is an attempt to assess the strength of your IT infrastructure by identifying and exploiting apparent vulnerabilities. Think of it as trying to see how burglar-proof your home is by hiring someone to try and break in – only instead of windows, fences, and doors, we work in the field of everything. which is digital.

This process is typically conducted through manual or automatic technologies, which assess all your digital components – from servers to endpoints, web applications, networks, devices, and more. Once established, we can try to exploit these weaknesses to assess their performance. In fact, our team of experts can assess the security of your entire IT infrastructure in a controlled environment to attack, identify, exploit vulnerabilities and advance your brand.

Truth be told, it looks like a vulnerability assessment … We have a lot of them.

We are offering a special offer on our prepackaged Pentest Lite packs – your organization can enjoy the immense benefits of extra protection

The reality, however, is that the two couldn’t be more different. A vulnerability scan simply uses automated tools to examine an environment. Once completed, a report is compiled, provided to the client, and life goes on. While they are useful for getting an idea of ​​potential security weaknesses, a pentest goes one step further by seeing if and how these weaknesses can be exploited in order to gain access within your digital environment.

The whole process simulates an attack (rather than just pointing out your weak spots) so that you fully understand how a hacker would go about compromising your organization.

Why are we telling you this? Well, at Armata we aim to bring the utility of penetration testing to businesses across South Africa – combining our desire to make businesses safer with a need to gain an edge in the war against cybercrime.

As such, we have a special offer on our prepackaged Pentest Lite packs, in which your organization can enjoy the immense benefits of added protection.

Reduced price

We aim to establish how vulnerable your brand and the people who manage your money really are. Not only does our Pentest Lite perform all of the security assessments listed above, but we take it a step further by exploring the concept of social engineering and asking, “Can I gather enough information about your superiors to get them to pay me money? “

For the month of December, at Armata, we are offering three days of pentests at a reduced rate of only R15,000. Normally, a full three-day penetration test would cost you around R30,000. Better yet, that amount can be paid in installments over a three-month period, which means that despite setting up your business for a Longer term safer in the future, you are able to split the cost into a manageable monthly subscription to take the pressure off your budget.

There are things in life that you can’t put a price for, and your business security is one of them. A penetration test allows us to put ourselves in the shoes (and the minds) of cybercriminals so that your organization never finds out the hard way how vulnerable you really are. We believe that cybersecurity is a right and that all businesses deserve a chance to fight – that’s why we allow you to enjoy maximum protection and minimum price.

Find out more about the offer here.

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