Discussion – Penetration Testing
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Penetration testers specialize in analyzing an organization for the purpose of making an authorized simulated attack on the organization’s IT systems, to evaluate the security of its IT systems.
The ability to analyze an organization’s security and make authorized simulated attacks on it, to identify security risks, is a useful skill for anyone involved in cybersecurity to develop–not just penetration testers.
This week you will select an organization you wish to explore throughout the course. How you will analyze the security of the organization prior to conducting a penetration test. Why is it important to gain authorization before you conduct a penetration test? How do you plan to attack the organization’s IT systems? How will you report vulnerabilities which you identify back to the organization?