penetration testing

  • Penetration tests: 10 tips for a successful program

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 6:05 pm

    Why are you performing penetration tests? Whether you're using an internal team, outside experts or a combination of the two, are you simply satisfying regulatory or audit requirements, or do you actually expect to improve enterprise security?
  • 3 Ways Penetration Testing Helps DLP (and 2 Ways It Doesn't)

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 9:35 am

    Penetration testing's future has been caught in heated debate recently, sparked by Fortify Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Brian Chess' prediction that the practice would die off this year. Many IT security practitioners rose to pen testing's defense, calling it an indispensible tool for uncovering data breach attempts from inside and outside the organization. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
  • Penetration Testing: Dead in 2009

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 3:05 pm

    Penetration testing: Security experts mention it all the time as one of the essential tools of defense-in-depth. Companies have raked in the dough selling the service and the tools for years. But is it possible that penetration testing -- the art of probing company networks in search of exploitable security holes that can then be fixed -- is an idea whose time is about to expire?
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