Penetration Testing

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    June 15, 2018, 09:00 AREA41 Security Conference

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Penetration testing (pen-testing or pentesting) is a method of testing, measuring and enhancing established security measures on information systems and support areas.

Pen-testing is also known as a security assessment.

Pen-testing may be conducted to complement background investigations and ensure social engineering and networking safety.

Pen-testing is implemented by simulating malicious attacks from an organization’s internal and external users. The entire system is then analyzed for potential vulnerabilities. A plan that communicates test objectives, timetables and resources is developed prior to actual pen-testing.

Pen-testing is an invaluable process for a number of reasons, including the following:

  • Minimal security breach potential ensures system reliability.
  • Complies with regulatory or other agencies.
  • Demonstrates a good-faith effort to protect customer information

Pen-testing tools include:

  • Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) or prebuilt equipment and/or software applications
  • Proprietary enterprise applications (EA)
  • Potentially compromisable phone and wireless systems
  • Physical controls
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    Zürich, Switzerland

    June 15, 2018 To June 16, 2018

    9:00 am To 6:00 pm

    AREA41 is a technical IT security conference organized by DEFCON Switzerland, with a focus on strengthening the security community and foster the exchange among professionals with a technical mindset. The next AREA41 IT security conference will be held from 15.-16. June 2018 in Zürich (Switzerland). Read more…