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A Lack of Technical Resources Shouldn’t Put Your Website and Business at Risk

by | Jan 16, 2023 | Penetration Testing

Do you ever wonder why cybersecurity costs continue to escalate, while quality seems to get worse? You know the old adage, â€œYou get what you pay for.” Conventional wisdom dictates, if you want a high-quality product or service, you have to pay more for it. Conversely, if you pay less for a product or service, you can expect less in performance and quality. But does that proverbial axiom always hold true?

A shortage of skilled security talent is boosting cybersecurity services

Cybersecurity job openings are soaring, yet companies don’t have the talent to fill them. In our current talent gap, a third of the 1.8 million cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. go unfilled because of a lack of skills and experience. Even when a business is lucky enough to find a quality worker, corporate history is replete with overworked and burned-out cybersecurity workers. To make matters worse, they are often overlooked when things go right, but scorned when things go wrong. Beyond all of this, the high cost involved in finding and hiring skilled and experienced security personnel is beyond the reach of many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).

To protect their businesses from cyberthreats, SMBs are taking advantage of third-party service providers to defend against and respond to cyberattacks. The diversity of cybersecurity services seems endless, with risk management, website security testing, identity and access management, threat intelligence, incident response, malware protection, and perimeter security, to name a few.

Cybersecurity services offer many different approaches, including fully automated services, managed services, and hybrid services where the in-house security team works in combination with the service provider.

Free automated self-service website testing levels the cybersecurity playing field

PurpleRidge free self-service automated website testing is a division of Ridge Security. PurpleRidge helps overcome issues associated with the shortage of security professionals and allows software developers and business owners to devote their energy to improving their own websites for business. And best of all, any SMB can affordably reduce their business risk through PurpleRidge’s free, self-service automated website security testing.

PurpleRidge leverages a subset of Ridge Security’s automated pentesting robots that act like humans using sophisticated exploit tactics. PurpleRidge locates vulnerabilities across the business website domains. Each test includes a free Summary report and Attack Surface Management report with a full list of attack surfaces, as well as any vulnerabilities that were found.

PurpleRidge finds, assesses, ethically exploits, prioritizes, and optionally recommends remediation on a wide set of exposures that cyber attackers could otherwise find. The resulting validation allows you to see what would happen in the event of an attack, how your defenses would cope, and how well the processes would perform.

Additionally, you have access to an optional Comprehensive report with vulnerability, exploit, and attack surface details, as well as remediation advice and tools for patch verification for only $299. You might want this report if vulnerabilities are found and verified. But it’s not a requirement. We make it available to you only if you feel you need it!

PurpleRidge flips that old quality adage by delivering high value well beyond expectations and requiring no specialized security skills.

Click here to learn more about PurpleRidge FREE automated self-service website security testing.