What is Penetration Testing and Why is It Important?


Penetration Testing (pentesting or security testing) is the process of testing your applications for vulnerabilities. An effective penetration test will usually involve a skilled hacker, or team of hackers. The testers not only discover vulnerabilities that could be used by attackers but also exploit vulnerabilities, where possible, to assess what attackers might gain after a successful exploitation.

Why Penetration Testing is Important?

  • They provide feedback on the most at risk routes into your company or application. Penetration testers think outside of the box, and will try to get into your system by any means possible, like a real world attacker would. This could reveal lots of major vulnerabilities your security or development team never considered. The reports generated by penetration tests provide you with feedback on prioritizing any future security investment.
  • Penetration testing reports can be used to help train developers to make fewer mistakes. If developers can see how an outside attacker broke into an application or part of an application they helped develop, they will be more motivated to improve their security education, and avoid making similar errors in the future.

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6 thoughts on “What is Penetration Testing and Why is It Important?

  1. Olga Reshnivo March 24, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Thanks a lot man! Your doing great job. I can equip myself using your blog

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  2. Akshay March 28, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Amazing Sir. Please post more articles related to APPIUM and Pen-testing.

    Thanks & Regards
    Akshay

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    • charan March 28, 2016 / 11:17 pm

      Hi Akshay, will post those articles soon. Goodluck

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