Penetration Testing Explained
How is penetration testing performed? According to Alagen penetration tester Dominic Clark, it varies. Every engagement presents challenges and opportunities that help define the tools used and the approaches taken. Dominic describes sample scenarios to help illustrate this point in the following video.
– As new risks emerge, penetration testing constantly evolves. From the type of methodology to the tools used, each penetration test is different.
– As a penetration test is conducted, the tester may sway from the original plan as risks and vulnerabilities are discovered throughout it. This ability to adapt to new discoveries in the environment is a benefit of having an expert simulate the tactics a real-life attacker may use.
– Penetration testing is often performed in the typical “computer hacker huddled up in a chair with pizza and soda” fashion. Learn more about the realities of a career in penetration testing here.