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What is a Vulnerability Assessment?

A vulnerability assessment is the process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing (or ranking) the vulnerabilities in a system. Examples of systems for which vulnerability assessments are performed include, but are not limited to, information technology systems, energy supply systems, water supply systems, transportation systems, and communication systems. Such assessments may be conducted on behalf of

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What is Penetration Testing?

A penetration test, informally pen test, is an attack on a computer system that looks for security weaknesses, potentially gaining access to the computer’s features and data.[1][2] The process typically identifies the target systems and a particular goal—then reviews available information and undertakes various means to attain the goal. A penetration test target may be

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