ALERT

[LAST CHANCE] Data Layer: Modern Business, Defined

Tiger Team

Definition - What does Tiger Team mean?

A tiger team is commonly defined as a group of professionals who either engage in attempts to physically penetrate a secured location, or work on using hacking strategies to penetrate a virtual environment. Although this term is sometimes used more generally for any team of skilled professionals, it often has a specific meaning in IT related to cyber threats, testing and anti-hacking activities.

Techopedia explains Tiger Team

Part of the variance in the use of the term tiger team has evolved as a result of military and civilian uses. In the military, a tiger team is often a force seeking to physically infiltrate an area. In civilian use, particularly in IT, a tiger team is usually composed of skilled hackers who will seek to penetrate a network or other tech environment for the purposes of improving security and closing security loopholes.

The phenomenon of using tiger teams to address cybersecurity has raised some serious issues in terms of how to protect a network or other setup. Many times, employers have to do extensive research to determine whether skilled tiger team members could use their skills to compromise the operation in the future. Because these individuals have specific IT skills, they represent a great asset, but also a danger in terms of unauthorized access and the ability to do damage to an IT system.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.