Banks, insurers, legal firms and other professional service providers trade on their trustworthiness and dependability. The integrity and accuracy of the data they hold and the advice they provide is paramount.
Uptime and availability is also critical in allowing, for example, the customer of a bank to access their funds online at any given time.
Penetration testing and cyber security awareness are essential in allowing such institutions to demonstrate that the appropriate security measures are in place to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and services.
Such due diligence also protects the bottom line from the cost of data breach fines and damaged reputation that may hit the less prepared.