A computer network is a group of computer systems and other hardware items that are linked together. The infrastructure can include desktop and laptop PCs, tablets, smart phones, printers and, increasingly, other smart devices (known collectively as the Internet of Things).
What is a network penetration test?
A network penetration test aims to:
- Test your network & infrastructure for weaknesses
- Check services, patch levels and configurations
- Recommend actions that can reduce your exposure to vulnerabilities
This generally includes:
- Identifying and assessing all Internet-facing assets a criminal hacker could use as potential entry points into your network
- Assessing the effectiveness of your firewalls and other intrusion-prevention systems
- Establishing whether an unauthorised user with the same level of access as your customers and suppliers can gain access to your systems via the external network
The vulnerabilities are presented in a report that allows you to assess the relative business risk that they represent along with the required remedial action. These can then be resolved in line with your budget and risk appetite.
I had the pleasure of attending a workshop, Cybercrime- what can go wrong? as part of the #LBF (Leicester Business Festival) . I found the course to be relaxed yet informative, with Trevor’s warm and friendly style, I was able to participate without any inhibition. His knowledge has proved valuable, allowing a proactive and productive implementation of new processes in the work place.
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