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BrandPost: Have you been pen tested?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 23, 2016.

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    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) found itself the subject of unwanted headlines in June 2015 when it failed to detect 95% of the fake bombs and other weapons undercover agents brought through airport security checkpoints. The resulting public outcry drove the TSA to improve screener training and to institute new procedures to correct its security lapses.

    Such security testing, of course, isn’t limited to the physical world. Penetration tests (or pen tests) have long been used by organizations seeking to identify and patch vulnerabilities in their networks and IT systems. As the volume, diversity and sophistication of cyberattacks has escalated – and as the sensitivity and value of digital assets has grown – pen testing has become even more important.

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