2 SUCCESSFUL PENETRATION TESTING: AN OVERVIEW

Sharif Gardner

Most people who have worked in a security and risk management environment will understand that keeping up to date with tools, techniques and skills is as much a part of a job in the IT industry as actually doing the job! In the very specific yet evolving world of penetration testing – a method for assessing and managing risk by thinking and acting like an attacker to ‘penetrate’ a web application, system or network – the various attack vectors (routes in) and vulnerabilities change constantly, and it can be a daunting challenge for security teams and IT managers to maintain a constant state of protection. There are a multitude of reasons why an organisation will penetration test and ...

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