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A SHIELD FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Pen test

Penetration testing, also called pen testing or ethical hacking, is the practice of testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. Penetration testing can be automated with software applications or performed manually. Either way, the process involves gathering information about the target before the test, identifying possible entry points, attempting to break in — either virtually or for real — and reporting back the findings.

The main objective of penetration testing is to identify security weaknesses. Penetration testing can also be used to test an organization’s security policy, its adherence to compliance requirements, its employees’ security awareness and the organization’s ability to identify and respond to security incidents.

The reports generated by a penetration test provide the feedback needed for an organization to prioritize the investments it plans to make in its security. These reports can also help application developers create more secure apps. If developers understand how hackers broke into the applications they helped develop, the intention is to motivate developers to enhance their education around security so they won’t make the same or similar errors in the future.