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Pen Test Results Show Weak Defences

The fastest time to penetrate the local network was one day.

Only four percent of organisations passed penetration tests in 2023.

According to statistics released by Positive Technologies, pen tests conducted at 28 organizations found in every company where an internal penetration test was conducted, attackers could have seized full control of the IT infrastructure.

In 96% of projects, the organizations were found to be unprotected from attackers attempting to penetrate their internal network. 

Also the fastest time to penetrate the local network was one day.

In 63% of organizations, the company claimed a low-skilled attacker could have penetrated the local network from the outside, and in a similar proportion of organizations, a low-skilled internal attacker could have gained full control over the IT infrastructure.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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