Cyber Security Articles & News

What is Penetration Testing?

A penetration test is a simulated cyber attack against your nonmalicious computer system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. It’s a series of targeted nonmalicious attacks, intended to breach your cybersecurity defenses. The difference between a pentest and a real attack, however, is that penetration tests are conducted by ethical security professionals, who keep any extracted data private and ultimately help you improve your security posture. 

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Lessons from Penetration Testing: 7 Real-World Findings

The internet today is swarming with cybercriminals just waiting for the right opportunity to gain a foothold into your organization's network. One of the best ways to stay ahead is to find your organization's weak spots before cyber criminals do. 

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Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Assessments: The Key Differences

While similar in some ways, the often interchangeably used vulnerability assessments and penetration tests are two different beasts. Throw vulnerability scans into the mix and, suddenly, most companies are confused.

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Understanding the 6 Main Types of Penetration Testing

You’re considering conducting a formal penetration test to expose vulnerabilities within your system, but where to start? Upon some quick research, you discover that there’s actually more than one type of penetration test— and suddenly you’re lost in a jungle of jargon, asking yourself some confusion questions: 

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