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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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The time and cost savings of an overt operation outweigh the effort of maintaining secrecy for a covert one, and a penetration test performed with no prior knowledge provides the realism that matters most; it helps the company assess the amount of sensitive information available to outsiders and how potential cyber-criminals would go about gathering and using such information.
As more and more organisations use penetration tests to assess the validity and accuracy of their environments the likelihood of discovering discrepancies amongst suppliers and internal teams used will invariably increase.
This on-demand penetration test is suitable for SMEs who are concerned about their online property's security but don't have a big budget to invest.
The scope of the penetration tests will include all networks.
The two most commonly used types of tests are penetration tests and vulnerability scanning tests; these are usually accompanied by a network architecture security analysis.
Contract notice: Implementation concept for penetration tests.
Despite the increasingly number of wireless devices, these security and information technology professionals contend that physical penetration tests for defending computer systems and companies neglect wireless traffic outside of Bluetooth and 802.
IT penetration tests must be performed to technically verify the IT security level and to identify vulnerabilities in the IT systems (Webapps, applications, networks, products, .
Now, organizations can run vulnerability scans and penetration tests required by standards such as PCI DSS and leverage the information directly in the tools used to manage the overall compliance process.
By network-based penetration tests are made of a source network (Internet, WAN, LAN) achievable IT components (eg.
Traditional web application penetration tests only provide security managers with a snapshot of theoretical weaknesses, they do not quantify the true threat or risk of these vulnerabilities being exploited.