Data Science and Big Data are fast emerging new fields of both work and science. Blockchain technology is quickly emerging, as a subset of these disciplines and is causing quite a stir in certain circles!
If you are serious about your IT Security then you should investigate its potential benefits to your business or organisation. Blockchain helps securely transmit data across the Internet. Before any data is transmitted you must also ensure that your website itself is secure from the attentions of hackers.
In this way you can be as sure as possible that your data, stored on your websites database, and your data transmission, is fully secure.
Lets first take a look at the benefits of website penetration testing, with help from the team at Security Audit Systems then we will evaluate blockchain technology to see how the two together can make your companies data totally secure.
The benefits of website penetration testing
You should be aware that website penetration testing is the most effective way to ascertain if any exploitable vulnerability exists inside your internet-enabled IT resources, such as your website. The process of web pen testing involves initially identifying any issues and then helping you to ensure that they are successfully isolated – with any necessary patches, workarounds or fixes applied.
Cyber criminals will utilise many ways to steal your data, including directing traffic, by default, through http to bypass firewall rules. Once this is achieved, malware can be downloaded automatically. Websites are also often infected directly by code injection, cross-site scripting and other hacking techniques.
The objective of penetration testing is to determine any of your sites security weaknesses. Advantages of website pen tests include the ability to test an organisations IT security policy and compliance to any applicable regulations. Your employees awareness of existing IT security can also be examined, along with your organisations ability to locate and respond to any IT security breaches within the network.
The benefits of Blockchain
Blockchain works by removing the need for a middleman and provides a virtually impenetrable layer of data encryption. This can be scaled up or down according to any individual security requirements.
Penetration of blockchain protected data would be too much of a test for any hacker to bother with, as it would take years of supercomputer power to have any impact on this technology.
If your organisation depends on the secure delivery of data to your clients then any interruption of service or interception of data could prove costly.
Blockchain enables secure transmission and reception of your data packet transactions. In this way corporate and customer data protection can be assured.
How Blockchain secures your data
Blockchain technology consists of ‘miners’ and ‘hosts’. The ‘miners’ calculate a solution to a sophisticated equation. The hosts are the clients. A branch of arithmetic called ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) and Asymmetric Key Cryptography are used within these miners.
Transactions enter the network and the data miners solve the transactions ECDSA equation. The transaction is then added into ledgers, which are the accounting system of the blockchain network. All completed transactions are stored here. Paired public/Private key technology is used to protect the final output solution. Any hacker will not be able to corrupt or modify the solution record in a blockchain network.
So there you have it, we have covered the benefit of both website penetration testing and blockchain technology to show how they can together be used to ensure far higher levels of data security within your organisation. Seek out the team at Security Audit Systems for all your IT website penetration and blockchain implementation needs.
Use your head! It is not rocket science; it is data science!