10.0 – Basics of Penetration Testing

10.0 – Basics of Penetration Testing
Technically speaking, a penetration testing (pen test) is an organized attempt at penetrating a network or computer system from outside in order to identify vulnerabilities. It works similarly like those techniques which are being used in an open attack. Pen test is one of the appropriate measures taken in systems to prevent vulnerabilities before they can be broken through unauthorized third parties. Both public and private networks are exposed to threats; pen test helps to assess the level of threats in order to prevent them. Although many are confused about the definition of penetration testing, it is better understood if…
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