More and more data is made available daily to our customers, suppliers and partners through various integrations of IT systems such as mobile/web applications or APIs. This increases the demand on developers and system architects to integrate security into their development process or design phase to counter attacks. As new techniques and methods of attack are continuously discovered, it is often difficult for companies to create the right set of requirements.
If your security work today is deficient and you do not have control over what you expose to the internet, you run a higher risk of people with the intention of taking control of your infrastructure or taking your data gaining unauthorized access. Therefore, it is important to carry out tests on an ongoing basis and act based on the results of the tests. Stop seeing it as a requirement that must be implemented and start seeing it as a long-term effort towards a safer system and environment.