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penetration test

[‚pen·ə′trā·shən ‚test]
(engineering)
A test to determine the relative values of density of noncohesive sand or silt at the bottom of boreholes.

penetration test

A test which measures the relative density of silt or sand at the bottom of a borehole. Also See dynamic penetration test and static penetration test.

penetration test

A test of a network's vulnerabilities by having an authorized individual actually attempt to break into the network. The tester may undertake several methods, workarounds and "hacks" to gain entry, often initially getting through to one seemingly harmless section, and from there, attacking more sensitive areas of the network.

Security experts recommend that an annual penetration test be undertaken as a supplement to a more frequent automated security scan. See security scan and ethical hacker.
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Because the Cobalt platform houses pen test findings, data security is critical.
The NWG Innovation Festival was also delivered in association with Newcastle University, Durham University, Genesys, Interserve in partnership with Amec Foster Wheeler, Costain Resources, PC1, Tech Mahindra, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), Wipro, Virgin Media Business, Schneider, Wheatley Solutions, Sopra Steria, Accenture, 1Spatial, Infosys, Unify, ITPS, Esh-MWH, and Pen Test Partners.
org The NWG Innovation Festival is also being delivered in association with Newcastle University, Durham University, Genesys, Interserve in partnership with Amec Foster Wheeler, Costain Resources, PC1, Tech Mahindra, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), Wipro, Virgin Media Business, Schneider, Wheatley Solutions, Sopra Steria, Accenture, 1Spatial, Infosys, Unify, ITPS, Esh-MWH, and Pen Test Partners.
A pen test is conducted by trusted individuals who try to break into a network to discover vulnerabilities so a company can fix them before an attacker can break in.
For example, combine a network pen test with physical and social engineering assessments.
You've performed a network vulnerability assessment and network pen test within the last year and have fixes in place.
Ceniga was able to stand on one foot and count to 10, but he failed the pen test and seemed genuinely disappointed.
Pen Test or Vulnerability assessments will ever be out of date.
We started this as an effort to help us during pen test engagements with customers when we couldn't get access to systems through traditional means," Albuquerque told
Some bills are printed on paper treated with chemicals that defeat the popular pen test, while others are so clumsily done it's almost comical, Springfield Detective Robert Conrad said.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Field Office here said the Career Service Examination-Paper and Pen Test (CSE-PPT) for examinees in Dagupan City has been reset to November 20.