Penetration Testing Explained
Penetration testing is a good way to assess vulnerabilities in your environment. This approach goes deeper than a vulnerability assessment and delivers greater detail. Alagen threat and vulnerability specialist Dominic Clark explains the value in this short video.
– Penetration tests are important to discover threats and vulnerabilities that may pose a risk to the client and their customers.
– While pen tests may reveal a lot of work that needs to be done within a security program, it is important to be aware of vulnerabilities so they can be remediated before an attacker is able to exploit them.
– Vulnerability assessments are an effective basic service to identify priorities for remediation, but a penetration test takes visibility to the next level by simulating the role of a cyber attacker in the environment.
– Penetration testing is often done for regulatory / compliance purposes, but is also helpful in providing improved visibility as a whole.