Penetration tests help to identify and close organizational and technical security gaps. Anyone who wants to protect their business success sustainably and consistently reduce their security risks is well advised to carry out qualified penetration tests of IT infrastructure, systems, applications, products or networked solutions. Penetration tests (also called PenTests) can be tailored to customer needs and requirements. Depending on the type of penetration test, the external network access including the various web applications are analyzed for security gaps.
How a Penetration Test should be Executed?
IT security experts with CEH Course in Abu Dhabi follow procedure models from recognized institutions such as the EC-Council when carrying out penetration tests. After the penetration test there is always a process before the penetration test – in two ways: On the one hand, a re-test should check whether the improvement and protection measures carried out after a penetration test are effective. Second, new releases make it necessary to repeat penetration tests at regular intervals. This is partly done in the form of “Enhanced Security Services”. The main thing is to establish a monitoring procedure that takes new releases and new attack vectors into account.
In principle, penetration tests as well as other security measures should be part of a standardized and flexible procedure that enables a holistic view of the IT systems. Penetration test providers should definitely be certified.
What a good penetration tester should be able to do?
The requirements for penetration testers are high. You have to be deeply familiar with various disciplines of “offensive” and “defensive” IT security. In addition to system, network and application security, this also includes mobile and industrial security as well as specific product knowledge of security solutions such as web application firewalls, client and server operating systems as well as cryptographic algorithms, scripting and programming languages. Penetration testers with CEH training in Abu Dhabi very often see confidential information. This includes intellectual property, personal data, internal processes, configurations or systems.