Penetration Testing

Privilege Escalations
What are Privilege Escalations? Attacks, Understanding its Types & Mitigating Them

What is Privilege Escalation? Privilege escalation is a cyberattack technique where an attacker gains unauthorized access to higher privileges by leveraging security flaws, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities in an organization’s system. It is the attempt to elevate access permissions by exploiting bugs, system flaws, human behaviors, configuration oversights, or weak access controls. In most cases, the…

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Penetration Testing Best Practices for Conducting Effective Penetration Tests on Enterprise Networks

Penetration testing is an invaluable addition to any organization’s cybersecurity toolset. By conducting regular penetration testing, enterprises can discover and patch security issues before hackers detect and exploit them. However, not all penetration testing methods and strategies are created equal. This article will discuss everything you need to know about penetration testing best practices: the…

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Networks in Penetration Testing
Pivoting to Access Networks in 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 to another. Below, we’ll go over everything you need to know about…

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Network Penetration Testing
Internal and External Network 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 of various malicious techniques to evaluate a network’s security responses—or lack…

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9 Reasons Why People Fail the Penetration Testing
9 Reasons Why People Fail the Penetration Testing (C|PENT) Exam

The global cyber security industry is growing at a rate of 13.4% a year as companies invest millions to keep cybercriminals at bay. Numerous methods are being employed to accomplish that. Enterprise penetration testing continues to prove to be a fast and reliable tactic for discovering vulnerabilities in a company’s system while revealing actionable changes…

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Prepare for the C|PENT Certification
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 name is Sergey Chubarov, and I’m an instructor. As a C|PENT and Licensed…

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