A penetration testing, or the short form pentest, is an attack on a computer system with the intention of finding security weaknesses, potentially gaining access to it, its functionality and data.
The process involves identifying the target systems and the goal, then reviewing the information available and undertaking available means to attain the goal. A penetration test target may be a white box (where all background and system information is provided) or black box (where only basic or no information is provided except the company name). A penetration test can help determine whether a system is vulnerable to attack, if the defenses were sufficient and which defenses (if any) were defeated in the penetration test.
Security issues uncovered through the penetration test should be reported to the system’s owner. Penetration test reports may also assess the potential impacts to the organization and suggest countermeasures to reduce risks.
Penetration testing are valuable for several reasons :
Penetration tests are a component of a full security audit. For example, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard requires penetration testing on a regular schedule, and after system changes. (Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penetration_test)
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