Following on from our Everest story, we saw that David Breashears avoided the Everest disaster by asking questions such as:
What if his team had to delay their descent for a day?
What if dozens of climbers were stacked up at Hillary Step, the main bottleneck?
What if the ropes snapped?
What if an unexpected storm swept up the mountain?
What if they ran into a traffic of less experienced climbers?
When David asked those questions and received the answer that any of those scenarios could spell disaster for him and his team, he took the decision to descend the mountain even though it meant disappointing some members of his team.
What Decision Are You Making to Avoid Being Victim of Cyber Attack?
As the leader of your organisation, you are tasked with ensuring disaster does not befall your organisation.
Ask yourself these questions:
What if hackers were to infiltrate your network?
What if hackers were to trick one of your employees into divulging sensitive corporate info?
What if one of your staff clicked a malicious link and spread virus into your network?
What if there were vulnerabilities currently in your network that could be exploited by hackers?
Asking those questions will enable you take preventative countermeasures to avoid being caught wanting.
Why You Need Penetration Testing
Penetration testing is one way of testing the ability of your network to withstand cyber attack.
Every network has some type of vulnerability. You will not know the vulnerabilities in your network until you conduct penetration testing.
Penetration testing will help you identify vulnerabilities in your network so that you can patch them before hackers spot them.
David saved his life and that of his team by asking questions and acting on the answers.
Will you do the same for your organisation to prevent hackers from hacking into your network?