1. Penetration testing
Penetration testing (sometimes called pen test) is used by organisations to assess the security of their computer systems, networks and websites.
During the test, a simulated attack takes place, specifically looking for vulnerabilities and exploits that might allow criminals access to the system.
The important thing to understand is that penetration tests are authorised by the company. The aim is to identify weaknesses so that they can be fixed.
A penetration test is an authorised, simulated attack on a computer system, network or website in order to identify any potential vulnerabilities.