Penetration Testing and Scanning Policy
System or network vulnerabilities and security threats can severely impact business operations or even shutter its doors. However, these incidents can be prevented by proactively detecting potential threat opportunities.
The purpose of this policy from TechRepublic Premium is to provide guidelines for appropriate penetration testing and scanning of computer systems and networks. It includes preparation, conducting the tests and how to address the results.
From the policy:
Penetration tests can be basic, checking for systems not protected by passwords, for instance. They can also be comprehensive — aggressively simulating hacker behavior by ‘rattling doorknobs’ and trying to exploit any available areas of weakness. Regardless of the intensity of the tests, the overall goal is to identify opportunities to properly safeguard not only systems and networks but the company and staff. As the saying goes, it’s always better to find that unlocked window in your home before someone else does.
The download comprises a 10-page PDF and Word document.
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