Penetration testers assess the security systems within an organization. They conduct tests and purposefully attempt to exploit existing computer systems and software to detect and correct system weaknesses. This practice is a form of ethical hacking and requires creativity, imagination, and a strong understanding of technology systems. Penetration testers use these test results to develop recommendations and implement solutions to build the strength of an organization’s information technology (IT) systems.
As cool as it sounds, penetration testing, also known as “pen testing” or “ethical hacking,” is not an easy skill to learn. To become a pen tester you'll face a demanding path with no available shortcuts. For your education, you'll need to go much further than an introduction to computer science course.
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Perform penetration tests on computer systems, networks and applications
Create new testing methods to identify vulnerabilities
Perform physical security assessments of systems, servers and other network devices to identify areas that require physical protection
Pinpoint methods and entry points that attackers may use to exploit vulnerabilities or weaknesses
Search for weaknesses in common software, web applications and proprietary systems
Research, evaluate, document and discuss findings with IT teams and management
Review and provide feedback for information security fixes
Establish improvements for existing security services, including hardware, software, policies and procedures
Identify areas where improvement is needed in security education and awareness for users
Be sensitive to corporate considerations when performing testing (i.e. minimize downtime and loss of employee productivity)
Stay updated on the latest malware and security threats