penetration testing


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penetration testing

[‚pen·ə′trā·shən ‚test·iŋ]
(computer science)
An activity that is intended to determine if there is a way to cause a computer program to fail to perform in the expected manner; it involves hypothesizing flaws that would prevent the program from enforcing security, and conducting experiments to confirm or refute the hypothesized flaws.
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Penetration testing is important to assess our level of cyber security and is an essential service for both large enterprises and SMEs, given the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats.
The Intro to Penetration Testing (Ethical Hacking) course is an excellent introduction to penetration testing.
The ECSA v9 training course has been designed such that the instructor will actually required to take you through the core concepts of a penetration test, based on EC-Council's published methodologies of penetration testing, and also guide you through the report writing process.
ImmuniWeb SaaS combines vulnerability scanning with manual penetration testing performed by experienced security auditors.
penetration testing that finds flaws before the adversaries discover and abuse
Unlike with vulnerability scanning, the ethical hacker performing penetration testing doesn't simply rely on automated tools.
No matter how elaborate the test, however, penetration testing is just one part of an overall systems security plan, Tiller emphasizes.
One of the types of testing is penetration testing, which involves trying to circumvent, disable, or learn information about key elements in a company network.
BOSTON -- CORE Security[R], a leading provider of predictive security intelligence solutions, today announced the release of its latest version of CORE Impact[R] Professional vulnerability assessment and penetration testing software, that allows organizations to proactively test IT infrastructure and identify exactly where and how an organization's critical data can be breached.
Principles of penetration testing, its ethics, approaches, planning phases and management.
Perhaps the main advantage of penetration testing is that it gives customers a very clear understanding of where they stand from a security perspective and helps clearly identify where investments must be made and changes performed.
When it comes for penetration testing I don't think I've ever met an IT Security Manager who's not had the problem of justifying their internal spend.