A new security service developed to test the exposure of connected vehicles to cyber-attacks and help all market players develop security solutions has been launched by BT.
One way that security practitioners improve the security of their networks is by contracting security professionals to perform penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.
Every year, merchants who transmit, process, or store payment card data must conduct a suite of security tests to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (or PCI DSS), now in Version 3.0.
By carrying out ‘white hat’ attacks to identify potential entry points in the externally facing parts of an organization’s IT network, such as its firewalls, email-servers or web-servers, pen testing can bring to light any existing security weaknesses.
Trigger-happy attackers looking for additional ways to bring websites to their knees by means of a DoS attack have been given another tool that can aid in their efforts: FlashFlood.
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