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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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For example, an international bank may decide to perform a covert, black-box penetration test to assess the security strength and responsiveness of its U.
When an organisation commissions a penetration test the expectation is that these security threats will be identified.
Penetration tests are designed to identify security deficiencies and evaluate the effectiveness of safeguards by mimicking the actions of real-life attackers, using the same processes and tools a hacker would use to infiltrate a company's information systems.
The study detailed in this report, which ran from 2000-2003, summarises the analysis of over 300 application penetration tests of public and private sector web applications.
KnightsBridge & Woods has just launched a security portal that offers the First In the World On-Demand Penetration Test for Web facing Application/Networks.
Tenders are invited for Provision Of Network Penetration Test
The penetration test mission includes the following - The achievement of penetration testing (internal or external) to the network level;- The achievement of penetration testing (internal or external) at one or more application services.
procurement subject involves penetration test web applications, web services penetration test, penetration test mobile applications, penetration test client / server applications, penetration test the infrastructure part of the information system exposed to the internet, testing the system to dos and ddos attacks, performance testing and counseling.
The Contractor shall furnish all necessary labor, materials, tools, equipment and supervision to conduct a Penetration test (Pen Test) to identify and remedy security vulnerabilities found on MWAA s computer system, network and/or Web applications.
Polstra presents students, academics, and IT professionals with a reference to constructing and powering low power devices that may be used to perform penetration tests on a variety of network types in a variety of contexts.
Today, in-house security managers have two options: one, to commission regular, traditional penetration tests, in other words an 'audit' of a company's security systems, often once or twice a year; or two, sign up to automated external scanning services.