What is Penetration Testing?

In the world of information security, Penetration Testing is the practice of checking and testing the organization’s network, servers and services for possible loopholes and vulnerabilities, searching for vulnerabilities that an attacker may exploit.

 

Penetration tester are called white hats. They perform hacking in ethical ways, without causing any damage to the computer system, thereby increasing the security perimeter of your organization.

WHY IS PENETRATION TESTING NECESSARY?

Penetration Testing is required because it helps you highlight the flaws related to hardware and software system design and operation, and quite importantly, personnel readiness. Early identification helps protect the network and if the vulnerabilities aren’t identified early, then they become an easy intrusion point for the attacker. Continue reading “What is Penetration Testing?”