This Week: Becoming a Pen Tester
As organizations look to double down on securing their networks and protect their data, they are turning more to pen testers. These select IT pros are paid to ethically hack infrastructures to identify vulnerabilities for organizations.
This week on the blog, we took a look at what it's like to be a pen tester, the skills and training needed to be a pen tester, and the best pentesting tools for newbies.
Being paid to ethically hack organizations' IT infrastructures can be exciting as it sounds. But it's not always fun and games. To give you a realistic idea of what being a pen tester entails, we decided to walk you through their typical day-to-day responsibilities.
Not surprisingly, it takes a special skill set to become a successful penetration tester. To develop the required expertise, you're going to need specific training and certifications. Here's the skills and training you need to become a bonafide pen tester.
Anyone who works in IT security relies on a plethora of tools to keep networks and data safe. If pentesting interests you, learning the tools of the trade is crucial to your success. We've put together a list of the top 10 tools to launch your pentesting career.