For those who do not know, pen testing or penetration testing is an authorized attack on a computer or a website’s security system to find out any loopholes, or backdoors that can allow access to malicious apps, or hackers themselves. The purpose of this type of attack is to help the companies, and developers ensure that the final release of an app, a website, or a program does not have these issues, so the users are free from the worries.
This testing is a lot more common, and you can check out our penetration testing overview if you are looking to gain more insight over it. Right now, we are just going to be looking at a view things that you should consider when going for pen testing.
This will help you have a better understanding over the fundamentals.
The Tool You Are Going to Use
The first thing that you need to consider is that the tool you are going to use. For those who don’t know, there are a number of different tools that are used when it comes to pen testing. While most of them aim to provide the same result, there are minor differences.
The best thing you can do is to find out which tool is best for you, and then test it out.
Letting The Team Know
I know a lot of people who don’t let the team know about the pen testing just to see if the team is ready to deal with such challenges or not. I would still suggest you to consider this factor before carrying out the test. The reason why teams are kept out of this is because you want to see just how the react under stress. After all, an attempted hacking is nothing light.