NewsFactor: Experts agree that penetration testing or vulnerability analysis are key to securing systems, but opinions differ on whether a background in hacking is necessary.
They know how to set up and maintain firewall, antivirus and intrusion detection systems. They know how to scan the company network for holes. They are up to speed on the latest vulnerabilities — and know whether or not software patches are available.
They know what to do when the corporate servers get hacked, and they know how to stop the attack in its tracks. They also have the gumption to tell you when they cannot handle something, and they can recommend where to go for help.
This, experts say, is the profile of the perfect security guru. (full story)
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