What is a Penetration Test?
A Penetration Test, also referred to as a Pen Test, is a process that includes gathering information about a target system or network, identifying any weaknesses or vulnerabilities, and then attempting a break in. There are automated/software pen tests and there are manual, human-preformed tests.
We provide expert penetration testing services for Eugene, Oregon companies.
In most cases, the first step in performing an effective penetration test is to identify any vulnerabilities in the targeted network or system. This is done by gathering as much useful information about the target as possible and then analyzing the results.
Plan an Attack
Once a sufficient amount of intel has been gathered and reviewed, our Penetration Testing firm will be able to plan and organize a “white hat” attack. Although all stages of a pen test are important, this stage is a make or break. A good amount of time and thought needs to be put into this to simulate a real-world attack.
Test the Attack
Just like a real-world attack, we test your system against the designed attack. In many cases, the vulnerabilities that have been identified are now confirmed. Once access to the system being targeted has been achieved, we move to the next phase or stage of an attack – documentation.
After testing your network and the attack, our penetration testing experts are able to record what did, and did not work. Armed with this information, we will be able to sit down and discuss your network’s vulnerabilities and recommend any steps to prevent a devastating attack on your system.
With the information and attack documented, analyzed and planned – it is important for us to test access. This stage involves repeatedly testing and confirming access to the targeted environment. This is done by real-world hackers to gather as much data as they can.
In order to keep all in the dark, an attacker would cover his tracks as well as possible. Once an attacker is in, he will often maintain access and continue to look for more vulnerabilities. All of this usually happens without anyone realizing.
Eugene, Oregon is located between Medford and Portland, Oregon. The city was estimated to have 166,575 residents in 2016 and it continues to increase because it is considered a nice place to live. The city covers 43.74 square miles and is located at 430 feet elevation.
Eugene is located in Lane county and was founded back in 1846. There are several zip codes (97401, 97402, 97403, 97404, 97405, 97408, 97440) and two different area codes (458, 541). There are 23 neighborhoods associated with Eugene:
- Cal Young
- Crest Drive
- Far West
- Goodpasture Island
- Industrial Corridor
- Jefferson Westside
- Laurel Hill Valley
- River Road
- Santa Clara (including Irving)
- South University
- Spencer Butte
- West Eugene
- West University
Eugene’s climate is fairly mild with average high temperatures ranging from 46ºF in December to 83ºF in August, and with average low temperatures ranging from 34º F in December to 51º F in August. The average precipitation ranges from .5 inch in August to 7.8 inches in December. – source
If you are planning on visiting Eugene, there are many different things to do. There are several family-friendly activities, with visiting Autzen Stadium to watch the Oregon Ducks play football being one of the most popular. But in addition to sports, there are several different parks such as Hendricks Park, Skinner Butte Park, Armitage Park and more. Other places of interest in Eugene are Owen Rose Garden, Mount Pisgah, Cascades Raptor Center, Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
Another popular item on many people’s agenda when visiting Eugene is the visiting breweries. Eugene is home to world-famous microbreweries such as Ninkasi Brewery and Hop Valley Brewery.
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