A Penetration Test is a simulated external hacking into your own application to identify security vulnerabilities. By carrying out simulated attacks, you can uncover weak points through which a hacker can gain sensitive information. A weak point can be anything from system glitches, possible human errors, and susceptibility to brute force attacks.
Nowadays, due to the increase in the incidents of data breaches, it is in your organization’s best interest to conduct Penetration Tests at least once per year. Penetration Tests must be absolute and thorough, if you miss any of the security loopholes in your system, it can and will be exploited by egregious parties.
To conduct an effective penetration testing process, follow the infographics below that explain the 5 phases of hacking into your own IT systems: Planning and Reconnaissance, Scanning, Gaining Access, Maintaining Access and, Analyze and WAF Configuration. It is important that you make detailed notes on tests performed so that the results can be validated and resolved.
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