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Wednesday December 02, 2015

DHS Giving Firms Free Penetration Tests

The Department of Homeland Security has a new program called the National Cybersecurity Assessment and Technical Services that will test your computer and network defenses against real-world attacks for free. The DHS' Risk and Vulnerability Assessment service tests everything from databases to operating systems and even social engineering as well.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been quietly launching stealthy cyber attacks against a range of private U.S. companies آ— mostly banks and energy firms. These digital intrusion attempts, commissioned in advance by the private sector targets themselves, are part of a little-known program at DHS designed to help "critical infrastructure" companies shore up their computer and network defenses against real-world adversaries.

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