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Main Parts of a Penetration Testing Report and Why They’re Important

Components of an Enterprise Penetration Testing Report | Penetration Testing Penetration testing, also known as a pen test, is a simulated cyberattack against your network. It includes an analysis of the organization’s current security practices and recommendations for improving security. A pen test aims to identify vulnerabilities before malicious actors can exploit them. When the…

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Pivoting to Access Networks in Penetration Testing
Pivoting to Access Networks in Penetration Testing 

Pivoting to Access Networks in Penetration Testing | David Tidmarsh |Penetration Testing Penetration testing is the process of simulating a cyberattack against a computer system or network to identify and fix vulnerabilities. Pivoting in penetration testing is a technique in which the ethical hackers—also known as white-hat hackers—simulating the attack can move from one system…

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Internal and External Network Penetration Testing 

Internal and External Network Penetration Testing | Shelby Vankirk |Penetration Testing Organizations sometimes experience a network penetration incident they could have avoided if their security systems had been strengthened at the time of the attack. These incidents include information leaks, unauthorized access to network systems, and data loss. A penetration incident involves the intentional use…

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How to Prepare for CPENT
How to Prepare for the C|PENT Certification: Valuable Guidance From a Cyber Professional

How to Prepare for the C|PENT Certification: Valuable Guidance From a Cyber Professional If you’re preparing for EC-Council’s Certified Penetration Testing Professional (C|PENT) certification, it’s normal to feel intimidated by the prospect of learning the program’s technical concepts. However, while mastering the exam is no cakewalk, the challenge will pay off in the end. My…

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Reverse Engineering Techniques for Penetration Testers
Reverse Engineering Techniques for Penetration Testers 

Reverse Engineering Techniques and Tools for Penetration Testers Penetration testing is a highly in-demand job skill in today’s cybersecurity market. Data breaches cost companies USD 4.2 million in 2021 (IBM, 2021), and penetration testers can help companies protect and secure some of their most valuable assets. In a World Economic Forum (2022) survey, 50% of…

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What Are Network Ports and Port Scanning Techniques? 
What Are Network Ports and Port Scanning Techniques?  

Preventing Malicious Hacks with Port Scanning Techniques Port scanning techniques are a valuable part of any cybersecurity professional’s toolkit. Ethical hackers and penetration testers frequently use port scanning techniques to locate vulnerabilities in a network that malicious hackers can use to gain access. Port scanning is a fundamental part of the pre-attack phase of a penetration test.…

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C|PENT Review, Preparation Tips, and Cyber Range Experience: Advice From a Licensed Penetration Tester (Master)

C|PENT Review, Preparation Tips, and Cyber Range Experience: Advice From a Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) Before sharing my experience with and advice for the Certified Penetration Testing Professional (C|PENT) program, I must mention that C|PENT is different from other programs. While preparing for C|PENT, I learned many new, cool concepts and practiced them in EC-Council’s…

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