Lukiyanova Natalia
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Key Components of IT Penetration Testing
The goal of penetration testing is to make your information networks and applications as impenetrable as possible. Penetration testing (or "pen test") attempts to duplicate the same tactics malicious hackers use to gain entry into network systems. Because it mimics the attacker, penetration testing is one of the most thorough ways to locate system weaknesses so you can get them fixed before they get hacked. Information security firm Redspin offers a tutorial on what you need to know to better understand and implement a penetration testing program. (Photo: Fotolia)