MythBusters: What pentesting is (and what it is not)

You’ve probably seen the term pentesting pop up in security research and articles, but do you know what it really means? Simply put, penetration testing is a security assessment, analysis and a progression of simulated attacks on an application or network to check its security posture. Its objective is to penetrate an organization’s security defenses by actively seeking out vulnerabilities, which are usually weaknesses or flaws that a cybercriminal could potentially exploit to undercut data … More →
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