What is Penetration Testing?
Penetration Testing, often abbreviated to PenTesting, is a method of testing the security of a system through attempting to discover and actively exploit vulnerabilities within the system. It is amongst the most effective methods of determining the actual risk posed by a system. This is due to the fact that the risk of present vulnerabilities is not estimated but they are exploited to determine how much leverage they would offer an attacker.
This comprehensive article covers everything you need to know about penetration testing, including when it is needed, what penetration testing engagement looks like, and how you report on it.