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At a Glance: Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is the practice of performing a software attack on a computer system or network with the goal of discovering weaknesses, exploits, and vulnerabilities. If you’re looking to improve network security or proactively seek to prevent exploits, you’ll need the help of a penetration testing specialist to keep your systems one step ahead of people looking for an easy way into your system.
A penetration testing specialist can design and run tests to assess the ability of your security systems to guard against potential attack vectors. To do this, they may set up either a white box (a target filled with actual system information) or a black box (a dummy file) as a target. The penetration tester then identifies potential exploits and designs attack vectors to potentially breach the system. The penetration tester can also design attacks that can expose other exploits that have yet to be predicted. Penetration testing specialists on Upwork can help you improve your network’s defenses by designing, building, and executing penetration tests that reveal vulnerabilities.

Data

Cloud Security: Keeping Data Safe No Matter Where It Is

The cloud gives organizations of all sizes the ability to quickly scale and streamline their storage, computing, and deployment operations. But these advantages come with their own set of vulnerabilities. In this article, we’ll look at a few major cloud security challenges, as well as what cloud service providers and their customers can do to mitigate risks.In this article, we’ll look at a few major cloud security challenges, as well as what cloud service providers

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September 29, 2016

Web Development

The Past, Present, and Future of the Perl Programming Language

With the slogan, “There’s more than one way to do it,” Perl came on the scene as a flexible, powerful server-side language that could do more than one job. And for a number of years, Perl made very important contributions to modern web technology—especially for a language that was developed before the web even came to be.

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September 28, 2016

Customer Support

Writing a Customer Service Job Description That Attracts the Ideal Pros for Your Projects

Customers expect easy, efficient, and personalized customer service. Crafting a great customer service project description can help you attract the best professionals for your project. Learn more in this article.

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September 28, 2016

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