What is Penetration Testing?
In the world of cybersecurity, a vulnerability is any weakness which allows an attacker to overtake a network’s defenses and threaten it’s security. Penetration testing is an in-depth evaluation process of identifying and quantifying security vulnerabilities in a network environment. It is the first step toward mitigating weaknesses or reduce them to an acceptable level of risk.
Why do I need Penetration Testing?
All network environments have weaknesses. It’s when that weakness becomes vulnerabilities that there is cause for alarm. And vulnerabilities are guaranteed to arise when the following conditions intersect: