How Penetration Testing through American PCS Benefits Your Nonprofit

Recent events locally have shown that nonprofits are at risk to cyber hacks. No nonprofit leader wants sensitive donor or employee information getting into the wrong hands. Is the cybersecurity at your organization the best it can be to keep hackers away? One way to find out is through penetration testing. 

Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, helps identify any vulnerabilities in your systems so you can take steps to remediate and reduce risk. Pen testing has many benefits for your nonprofit. The pen testing process will help you discover, prioritize and then implement the best cybersecurity solutions to safeguard your organization’s data.

4 Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Penetration Testing Company

The choice of penetration testing company you select can significantly impact the effectiveness of your security assessment and the overall security of your systems. Here are four things to look for in your search. 

  1. Expertise & Reputation: Look for companies with a proven track record of successful cybersecurity and vulnerability assessments, which indicates that their testers are skilled and knowledgeable in the field. Be sure also to read client testimonials and reviews and research the company's background. This will give you a better idea of their level of competence and reliability. 
  2. Methodology: Make sure the company's testing methodology aligns with your specific needs and objectives. Understanding their approach and what they focus on will help you ensure that they can deliver the services that you require. This information may not be on a company website - but you can find out about a company’s specific process by inquiring. You can contact a team member at American PCS today. 
  3. Compliance Knowledge: Compliance with industry-specific standards is essential. Ensure that the company has a good understanding of regulatory requirements and can help you meet them. This will help you avoid any legal or financial complications down the line.
  4. Reporting and Solutions: Clear, concise and easy-to-digest communication regarding pen testing results is crucial. You need to be able to understand the results of the assessment and take corrective action if necessary. Make sure the company has expert staff on hand to deliver comprehensive reports to your leadership in a way that is easy to understand.


Benefits of Penetration Testing through American PCS

Highly Skilled: Our team of pen testers knows the importance of conducting pen testing regularly, and we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date on the most recent and effective cybersecurity solutions. 

Experienced: American PCS has a history of helping nonprofit organizations and businesses of all sizes identify and eliminate weaknesses in their security structures. We have a team of ethical hackers who implement the latest technologies and a combination of procedures to test your internal and external systems thoroughly. You can be sure that the process and solutions will be customized specifically for your unique security needs and compliance requirements.

Approachable:  One of the things we’re most proud of is the number of clients who tell us we’re easy to work with. The IT industry and everything that comes with it can be complex and overwhelming for many. We promise that talking to our chief security officer will make you feel like you’re talking to a good friend. We aim to ensure you feel informed and comfortable throughout the entire pen testing process. 

After the test is complete and we analyze the outcomes on the report, we will support your company in selecting and executing tailor-made security tactics to maximize return on investment and offer optimal protection.

Reliable solutions, a commitment to exceptional service, and a human-centered approach - that’s the American PCS advantage. 

Get in touch with us:

Our office is based in Council Bluffs, IA, serving the surrounding southwest Iowa areas as well as Omaha, NE and beyond. 

Call 712-256-7889 or email the team at

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