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7/6/2016
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8 Reasons You Need A Security Penetration Test

One of the biggest challenges in IT security is determining whether the tools and configurations you have in place are giving your organization the level of security you require. Here's how penetration testing can help.
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Prioritize Risk
With all the security risks to contend with these days, it's crucial for IT decision makers to determine how to prioritize risks in order of importance, so they can be handled appropriately. There's no better way to determine priority than to use a pen test to identify areas of weakness.
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Prioritize Risk

With all the security risks to contend with these days, it's crucial for IT decision makers to determine how to prioritize risks in order of importance, so they can be handled appropriately. There's no better way to determine priority than to use a pen test to identify areas of weakness.

(Image: BeeBright/iStockphoto)

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7/7/2016 | 10:57:41 AM
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I think the idea of Penetration Testing is something all companies should consider. The problem I have is when an outside company is employed to perform the test; the first thing they ask for is a list of IP address and then request opening ports for their testing equipment.

If a company is hired for testing then that company should search for all holes not just the known problems. A hacker doesn't call and ask for assistance.
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