There are many services provided to you these days to allow you test your computer security. One such service can be delivered by a specialist in penetration testing, also known as ‘pen testing’.
This testing is meant to systematically try to penetrate the defenses of a computer and the network it is on. In this way, the vulnerable spots will be discovered and afterwards outlined in a report that the specialist makes in order for you to bring in the corrective measures.
Due to the fact that these services can interfere negatively with the well functioning of your computer system and network while you still need them, you should therefore know what exactly to search for when you must test your computer security. Before resorting to these services you must draw up a plan according to which you should select the pen testing provider:
* Outline exactly what is the most important aspect you need to perform the testing on. This procedure is usually carried out as if a hacker attacks your system from outside or it can be carried out as if an insider is doing the breaching.
* Are you willing to have computer work disrupted for some time?
* Make sure that you trust the specialist doing the penetration testing. Run a thorough check on this person from various perspectives: personal background, check if there isn’t any history of illegal actions, and so on.
If you run a business making use of many computers you should be very certain of the aspects described above to know who exactly you are allowing to run amok on your network.