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What is Penetration Testing?
Penetration testing is a subset of ethical hacking. Ethical hacking is typically referred to as the use of computer attack techniques to find security flaws with the permission of the target owner and the goal of improving the target’s security.
Penetration testing is more narrowly focused, dealing with the process of finding flaws in a target environment with the goal of penetrating systems, actually taking control of them. Penetration testing, as its name implies, is focused on penetrating the target organization’s defenses, compromising systems and getting access to information.
Penetration Tests and Red Team Exercises are one of the Council on CyberSecurity’s Critical Security Controls.
The Council provides the following explanation for why this is a critical control:
Attackers often exploit the gap between good defensive designs and intentions and implementation or maintenance.
- the time window between announcement of a vulnerability
- the availability of a vendor patch
- actual installation on every machine
- well intentioned policies which have no enforcement mechanism (especially those intended to restrict risky human actions)
- failure to apply good configurations and other practices to the entire enterprise, or to machines that come in-and-out of the network
- failure to understand the interaction among multiple defensive tools, or with normal system operations that have security implications.
Successful defense requires a comprehensive program of technical defenses, good policy and governance, and appropriate action by people.
In a complex environment where technology is constantly evolving, and new attacker tradecraft appears regularly, organizations should periodically test their defenses to identify gaps and to assess their readiness.
Penetration testing starts from the identification and assessment of vulnerabilities that can be identified in the enterprise. It complements this by designing and executing tests that demonstrate specifically how an adversary can either subvert the organization’s security goals (e.g., the protection of specific Intellectual Property) or achieve specific adversarial objectives (e.g., establishment of a covert Command and Control infrastructure). The result provides deeper insight, through demonstration, into the business risks of various vulnerabilities.