Penetration Testing as a Job
In the video below, expert penetration tester Dominic Clark shares why he thinks penetration testing is such an engaging way to make a living. Dominic has always been passionate about breaking and entering into computer systems, even from a young age, and highly recommends the career to others.
– One of the highlights of the job is looking at a network, seeing the vulnerabilities pop up, and exploiting those vulnerabilities to learn about the network’s weaknesses. Each network is like a new story.
– A large part of a penetration tester’s job is writing a report on the findings. The report includes information such as what they looked at during the penetration test and what can be improved in the network.
– One of the best parts of this role is returning to a client the following period and seeing what they’ve been able to fix, as well as finding new attack vectors to exploit. It’s a new adventure every time!