The IT team is at the heart of the business for most end users. They are relied on by everyone across the organization for everything from gaining access to resources or restoring them. As an IT Administrator, you may also have assigned them to different projects that needed to be completed for your organization, but there are always, the “by the way…” hallway impromptu requests. It makes them the in-demand team needed by everyone.
As a business leader, you’ve learned firsthand that the cornerstone of any great team is the people. Without a talented, committed team, it’s difficult — if not impossible — to meet your organizational goals.
Just as doctors must probe their patients to uncover hidden maladies or diseases, so too must companies probe their networks, systems, applications, and web assets to uncover weaknesses subject to possible hacking. The practice is called Penetration Testing, or pen testing for short. As with all issues relating to security, there are optimal ways of conducting pen tests and less than ideal ways.