Penetration testing, also known as pen testing or ethical hacking, is the process of testing a computer system, network, or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.
Penetration testers use a variety of tools and techniques to test for vulnerabilities, such as trying to guess passwords or exploit known vulnerabilities. They may also try to social engineer employees to gain access to sensitive data.
Penetration testing can be used to test an organization’s overall security posture or to test specific systems and applications. It is an important part of a comprehensive security program and can help organizations find and fix vulnerabilities before attackers do.
Why do you need a pentester?
Organizations need penetration testers to find security vulnerabilities before attackers do. By finding and fixing vulnerabilities, organizations can reduce their risk of being attacked.
How can you find a pentester?
There are a number of ways to find a penetration tester, such as searching online or contacting a security consultancy. It is important to choose a reputable and experienced pentester.
What should you expect from a pentester?
A reputable pentester will provide a detailed report of their findings, including any vulnerabilities they found and how they could be exploited. They should also provide recommendations for how to fix the vulnerabilities.