Qatar's Computer Emergency Response Team (Q-CERT) at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) provides this service to maintain resiliency in government entities by evaluating the security posture in information systems. As a trusted partner, Q-CERT provides penetration testing for government entities based on its engagement policy.
This service examines information systems in order to determine the security issues including improper system configuration, software or hardware vulnerabilities, security weaknesses and web application weaknesses.
This exercise includes attempts to compromise systems and exploit vulnerabilities from an attacker's perspective. It assists organizations to evaluate their actual security status. Q-CERT provides technical recommendations and advisories based on the assessment, where applying them would be under the organization's responsibilities.