Answering a CEO's penetrating question
Source: eWeek - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Hacks/Cracks "Don't worry, Boss, our security is solid." "How can you be sure? Have we ever tested it?" Suddenly, you're faced with the delicate task of finding someone to do a coherent penetration test on your enterprise. But where do you begin? . . . "Don't worry, Boss, our security is solid." "How can you be sure? Have we ever tested it?" Suddenly, you're faced with the delicate task of finding someone to do a coherent penetration test on your enterprise. But where do you begin?

A properly conducted penetration test can yield tremendous benefits. It can reduce the possibility of financial losses and corporate embarrassment by providing tangible evidence of exposures before they are exploited. Such efforts can teach some real-life lessons to in-house IT staff and facilitate continual security improvement while demonstrating due diligence for publicly held or heavily regulated organizations.

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