Salesforce pentesting is the practice of attempting to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in salesforce.com applications with the intent of stealing company data or money. A salesforce pentest may be conducted by a salesperson who has been given access to salesforce for legitimate purposes, or it may be done without permission by an outside entity such as a hacker. The goal of pentesting is usually to steal sensitive information from company databases and then sell it on the black market. Many companies do not understand that they are vulnerable to salesforce embezzlement until it’s too late.
Why is this important?
To protect salesforce.com from security threats, companies must implement an embezzlement prevention program before a salesperson or hacker attempts to steal company data. An effective salesforce embezzlement protection plan should include measures such as:
– having a dedicated administrator account that can only be accessed by the CEO and CFO of the organization;
– limiting employees’ ability to access sensitive information without approval from the management;
– maintaining up to date antivirus software on all computers with permissioned access salesforce applications; and
– creating strong passwords using both capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
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