What Does Pen Test Stand For?

A pen test is short for “penetration test,” which is a simulated cyberattack on a network, computer, or endpoint in order to test the security level. It’s a pre-approved hack that allows IT departments and security personnel to gather information about weaknesses or vulnerabilities in the network that could be ripe for a real cyber attack.

Basically, a pen test is like a fire drill for network security. It tests to see if everything performs as it should in case of an actual attack.



About Critical Insight

Critical Insight is the only cybersecurity-as-a-service provider that prepares, monitors and responds to cyber threats, going beyond SOC-as-a-service offerings typical of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offerings.

With a focus on organizations that deliver critical services – hospitals, local governments, utilities, school systems, and more – we provide end-to-end support to those with limited security teams or budgets to handle threats proactively and as they occur.

Based in Bremerton and Seattle, Washington, Critical Insight is a venture-backed company founded by former CISOs in the public sector. We are committed to training new analysts and providing the most up-to-date cybersecurity protection.

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