What is Penetration Testing? | Infographic by Aptive


The infographic below provides a step-by-step overview of the key steps performed during penetration testing: scoping, reconnaissance, discovery, exploitation, control and advancement (pivoting).

What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is an authorised attack simulation against an organisations network or applications identifying vulnerabilities and security issues.

Vulnerabilities discovered during penetration testing are exploited confirming the severity of the issue and compromised machines can be used to gain access into an organisation identifying the level of access potential attackers could obtain.


Source: https://www.aptive.co.uk/penetration-testing/infographic/


June 9, 2017
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