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Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook by Ishan Girdhar, Dhruv Shah

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Objectives of penetration testing

The objectives of penetration testing are very simple and straightforward; a penetration test gives the executives, architects, and product managers 360-degree birds-eye view of the security posture of the organizations. Penetration testing also helps the decision makers in understanding what an actual attack will look like and what will be its impact on business, revenue, and goodwill. The process involves rigorous analysis of security, technical, and operational countermeasures for any potential vulnerability that ranges from poor to improper configuration to network, to hardware, firmware, or software flaws. It also helps in focusing on what's important by narrowing down the security risk and knowing how effective ...

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