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Penetration testing is an interesting subsection of cyber security. Where many areas of cyber security focus on defending networks, penetration testing is entirely about a pen tester breaking into networks and showing how they did it. The discipline is one of the most difficult paths to follow in the security world. It requires knowledge from a vast variety of areas from coding to networking to even technical writing. The main purpose of a penetration test is key, to find weak spots in a controlled environment and exploit them in a controlled manner that does not interrupt a business’ day to day operations. Penetration tests happen every day in industries such as banking or even retail. Without skilled penetration testers, organizations would be at the mercy of hackers and anyone else who decides to exploit vulnerable devices. READ MORE