"During Ziff Davis Internet's Security Virtual Tradeshow, panelists offered advice on how companies can assess which type of professional firms are right for them, what type of protections to put in place, and why it's important to set long-term security goals.
Lenny Mansell, senior manager of security consulting at Eclipsecurity, noted that when some enterprises are ready to do security assessments, they consider hiring hackers to defeat the company's firewalls and other protective measures, but such a tactic may not be reliable.
"What you want is a security professional to conduct regimented testing," said Mansell. "Don't just look for people who can break into your computers."
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