On 5/15/06, Charles Swiger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On May 15, 2006, at 4:54 PM, TRODAT wrote:
> This is a hot topic as of late where I work:
> Once a system has gone into 'production' should testing,
> specifically security, be done on it if the system could be broken
> by the test itself?
> What is your take on this issue and why?
Yes, although you should schedule possible intrusive or disruptive
security/pentesting for an appropriate time where you can afford to
recover from any problems which occur.
Most systems which fail under testing have sufficient issues that
they fail under some naturally-occurring load conditions.
And even if you are not running the tests, there is a good chance
somebody out there is. I'm sure you would much rather crash your
system under controlled conditions than wait for some kiddie to do it
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