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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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[4.] Mahler, A., Use of Cone Penetration Test in Pile Design, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 47(2), 2003, pp.
At a minimum, a well-designed penetration test should start with defined targets--which should be critical and confidential information and systems--and the reason security is necessary and deployed within a company.
Only through a thorough penetration test can the associated security threats, such as exposure, theft or modification of sensitive data, regulatory or commercial impacts, brand damage etc.
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.S.
This law would apply, for instance, if the testing company found trade secrets during the penetration test and then provided that proprietary information to one of the client's competitors.
* Penetration test results analyses, reports and follow ups.
Accent housing limited would like to invite pricing and proposals from suitably qualified organisations to carry out our annual cyber and information security penetration test. all testing is to be carried out as per the specification document that is attached to the advert via the procurement link (see below) - you must be registered on the portal to be able to submit a proposal.
The topics learned at DEFCON help to increase the expertise Wazi provides with a standard network penetration test. A penetration test is a method of evaluating the security of a network by simulating a malicious attack.
the following services must be provided by the contractor if necessary for the client: - planning and execution of is penetration tests, - planning and execution of is webchecks, - is short revisions, - regression tests on previous penetration tests, - technical safety audits, - creating penetration test concepts, Penetration test results reports and result presentations, - planning and execution of penetration test workshops, - planning and implementation of targeted training on penetration test topics and penetration test tools, - advice on penetration testing, - support for the development of hzd internal penetration test services, - forensic investigations of systems, - code analysis and code reviews.
Planning and delivery of targeted training on penetration test topics and penetration test tools
KnightsBridge & Woods has just launched a security portal that offers the First In the World On-Demand Penetration Test for Web facing Application/Networks.
This course is designed to get students ready to conduct a full-scale, high-value penetration test which they will conduct at the end of the course in a final real-world penetration test scenario.