In trying to thwart any potential cyberattacks and keep their lines of defenses up to snuff, many businesses and corporations are now using many kinds of security tools to discover unseen vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
In a way, it’s like conducting a medical test. A doctor may be able to diagnose the symptoms that you are having but will more than likely require further testing in order to determine the root cause of the medical problem.
This is where the role of the penetration tester comes into play. These are the cybersecurity professionals that conduct this much deeper analysis in order to discover where the security vulnerabilities and weaknesses are. But in addition to conducting these kinds of activities, the penetration tester (also referred to as a “pentester”) also provides recommendations and solutions as to how the vulnerabilities can be corrected.
Because of this, it takes a very unique combination of quantitative and qualitative skills in order to be a successful pentester. Not only must they have the technical knowledge/skills to think and act like a real-world cyberattacker, but they must also possess the ability to work very long hours and be able to work in a team.
Because business entities are always wanting to know how to best protect themselves, the demand and need for pentesters is expected to one of the hottest areas of growth in the cybersecurity industry.
How to Use CyberSeek in Becoming a Pentester
There are many different avenues one can take on their road to becoming a pentester. But determining the best route to take can be difficult, because there are so many resources out there that provide differing pieces of information, advice, online tools and more. Anyone who is contemplating a career in pentesting would be greatly assisted by having all of this (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Ravi Das (writer/revisions editor). Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/3-vWxpObnd8/