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RE: what is pen-testing?
From: "Thomas F. Szabo" <tszabo () diamondtech net>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 14:17:49 -0500

Hi Binks,

Pen-test is short for penetration testing, basically someone trying to
gain access to your network/system resources for the purpose of finding
any security holes before an unsavory character does.  

The documents located here http://www.sans.org/rr/catindex.php?cat_id=42
may give you a better idea.  Also remember to google.

Tom Szabo
 

-----Original Message-----
From: coder [mailto:elite.coder () ntlworld com] 
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 4:11 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: what is pen-testing?

Hi all,
I am a newbie to security, and I just wondered what this pen-test thing
that
keeps popping up is all about

Thanx

Binks



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