If your response was, “What the heck is a Pen Test?” – your network is probably already harboring dangerous malware.
A penetration test, also known as a pen test, is an authorized simulated attack on a computer system performed to evaluate the security of the system.
The test is performed to identify weaknesses – including the potential for unauthorized parties to gain access to the system’s features and data – as well as strengths, enabling a full risk assessment to be completed.
The process typically identifies the target systems and a particular goal, then reviews available information and undertakes various means to attain the goal.
A penetration test can help determine whether a system is vulnerable to attack, if the defenses were sufficient, and which defenses (if any) the test defeated.
It’s always best to arrange testing with a neutral third-party who IS NOT responsible for the management and support of your network.
TCI offers comprehensive penetration testing and we recommend getting yours at least once a year. To schedule your pen test, contact TCI today at (703) 321-3030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.