What is Penetration testing?

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Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is a method of evaluating the security of a computer system, network, or web application by simulating an attack from a malicious hacker. The purpose of penetration testing is to identify vulnerabilities in the system that could be exploited by an attacker and to assess the organisation’s defenses against such attacks.

Penetration testing can be conducted in a variety of ways, including manual testing by a team of security experts, automated testing using specialised software, and a combination of both. The method used will depend on the specific goals and objectives of the testing, as well as the resources and expertise available to the organisation.

One of the key benefits of penetration testing is that it allows organisations to identify and address vulnerabilities in their systems before they can be exploited by attackers. By simulating a real-world attack, organisations can get a better understanding of the potential risks and impacts of a cyber attack and can take steps to mitigate those risks.

Penetration testing should be an ongoing process, as new vulnerabilities are constantly being discovered and new threats emerge. Regular testing can help organisations stay ahead of potential threats and ensure that their systems are as secure as possible.

Overall, penetration testing is an essential component of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and is an important tool for helping organisations protect themselves and their customers from cyber threats.

As we become increasingly reliant on technology, cyber threats are more common than ever. As a business owner, it’s crucial to stay one step ahead of hackers and cybercriminals by ensuring that your systems are secure. Our cyber security software platform is designed to take penetration testing to the next level.

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