Pentesting Steps

Pentesting steps

Pentesting Steps – Penetration testing, or pentesting (not to be confused with testing ballpoint or fountain pens), involves sim- ulating real attacks to assess the risk associated with potential security breaches. On a pentest (as opposed to a vulnerability assessment), the testers not only discover vulnerabilities that could be used by attackers but also exploit vulnerabilities, where possible, to assess what attackers might gain after a successful exploitation. From time to time, a news story breaks about a major company being hit by a cyberattack. More often than not, the…

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