What is penetration testing?

Penetration testing is a series of attack simulations targeted towards organizations. They use the same techniques that malicious actors would use but are authorized by the organization.

Penetration testing is a series of attack simulations targeted towards organizations. They use the same techniques that malicious actors would use but are authorized by the organization. Penetration tests are crucial to testing the robustness and resilience of an organization’s security posture as they are designed to identify weaknesses within the organization. Previously, we wrote an article on behalf of IN-SEC-M on Pentest, read on.

Why is penetration testing important?

Penetration testing is an intrusive practice, as the name suggests. With the intrusive nature of penetration tests, testers get an intimate understanding of the organizations they engage with. Penetration testers can use their experience and identify gaps beyond what insiders may be able to identify alone. Penetration tests allow organizations to make informed security decisions.

Compliance
Compliance is a security principle by which organizations provide assurances to their internal and external stakeholders that they have protected their organization and information that other organizations trust them with. Penetration testing is a requirement for organizations striving to achieve compliance to several industry-recognized certifications.

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