Common Penetration Testing Strategies

Multi-disciplinary security solutions company Protection Strategies, Inc., has its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The cyber security solutions offered by Protection Strategies, Inc., include risk analysis, security policy, information assurance, and penetration testing. Also known as white hat attacks or pen tests, penetration tests are carried out by Internet security experts in order to identify security weaknesses. In the course of a penetration test, an attempt at a break-in or exploitation is made, and a report on the findings of the attempt is provided to the organization. The awareness of the organization’s employees may also be assessed to identify potential internal security threats. During the reporting process, the organization’s current capability to react to a potential exploitation is addressed, as are the impacts of a potential vulnerability on the organization's daily operations. There are several common penetration test strategies undertaken by professionals, among them internal testing, external testing, and blind or double-blind testing. Internal testing is performed from within the organization’s firewall, whereas external testing targets any devices or servers visible outside the firewall, including the firewall itself. Blind testing is performed from the point of a view of an intruder who has no access to any information other than the company's identity. Double blind testing is similar; however, it limits the organization’s prior knowledge of an impending attack to just one or two people.

Work History

Work History
Jan 1998 - Present

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Protection Strategies Inc

Protection Strategies Inc