Penetration Testing

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About Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is a method of testing to simulate a breach of security or an attack from a malicious source. The system is analyzed for potential weaknesses or vulnerabilities and examined from the viewpoint of a potential attacker. The testing will work to actively exploit security vulnerabilities and will report back to the system owner risks, feasibility for an attack, and recommended steps to mitigate the risks of an attack. Penetration testing can be performed as a white-box test, where system internals are known, or as a black-box test, which would be similar to a malicious user with no knowledge of the infrastructure being tested.