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Penetration Testing

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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Reverse Engineering Techniques for Penetration Testers
Reverse Engineering Techniques 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 executives said it would be difficult to respond…

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Network Ports and Port Scanning Techniques
What Are Network Ports and 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. EC-Council’s Certified Penetration Testing Professional (C|PENT) certification…

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C|PENT Review
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 iLabs and Cyber Range. There are so many concepts and technologies that you will learn…

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