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IDG Contributor Network: What's the difference between a vulnerability scan, penetration...

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 13, 2015.

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    You’ve just deployed an ecommerce site for your small business or developed the next hot iPhone MMORGP. Now what?

    Don’t get hacked!

    An often overlooked, but very important process in the development of any Internet-facing service is testing it for vulnerabilities, knowing if those vulnerabilities are actually exploitable in your particular environment and, lastly, knowing what the risks of those vulnerabilities are to your firm or product launch. These three different processes are known as a vulnerability assessment, penetration test and a risk analysis. Knowing the difference is critical when hiring an outside firm to test the security of your infrastructure or a particular component of your network.

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