One way that security practitioners improve the security of their networks is by contracting security professionals to perform penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.
Every year, merchants who transmit, process, or store payment card data must conduct a suite of security tests to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (or PCI DSS), now in Version 3.0.
By carrying out ‘white hat’ attacks to identify potential entry points in the externally facing parts of an organization’s IT network, such as its firewalls, email-servers or web-servers, pen testing can bring to light any existing security weaknesses.
Trigger-happy attackers looking for additional ways to bring websites to their knees by means of a DoS attack have been given another tool that can aid in their efforts: FlashFlood.
Author: Philip Polstra Pages: 260 Publisher: Syngress ISBN: 0128007516 Introduction This book is primarily intended for penetration testers who want to widen their skill set to include the knowledge of how to perform testing with small, low-powered devices that can be easily hidden in offices and boardrooms.
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