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A penetration test also called a “pen test,” is an attempt to determine how secure an IT infrastructure is by taking advantage of its weaknesses in a controlled setting. Bugs in operating systems, services, or applications, bad setups, risky behaviour on the part of end users, or by a mix of these things can cause these loopholes. Important things that can be checked with these kinds of evaluations include how well defensive measures work and whether or not end users follow security rules.
The purpose of pen testing
The main goal of a penetration test is to find weak spots in an organisation’s security. It also looks at how well the organisation follows its security policy, how aware the staff is of important security issues, and whether or not the organisation is vulnerable to security breaches and, if so, how much.Read More