A penetration test simulates a real-world attack against your information systems to identify vulnerabilities and risks which may impact the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of your data.
Unlike a vulnerability assessment or automated vulnerability scan, security engineers performing penetration testing manually test your systems to obtain access to sensitive data. This hands-on approach allows the tester to intelligently respond to changing conditions within the environment and discover new vectors of attack. As a result, your organization can understand how malicious entities may be attacking your systems and to what extent they are vulnerable.
There are two types of penetration tests—external and internal.
- An External Penetration Test shows you what anonymous attackers on the Internet see when looking at your network.
- An Internal Penetration Test shows you the risks your employees, contractors and guests pose to your information systems.
Conformance’s penetration testing methodology uses industry recognized standards to help ensure that your results are suitable for PCI validation purposes. More importantly, an Conformance penetration test identifies vulnerabilities and other weaknesses in your card processing network…internally AND externally.
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