Penetration testing — the process of trying to break into one’s own system to find vulnerabilities before cybercriminals do — is an integral part of information security. The data gleaned from these evaluations can help companies remediate flaws in their security infrastructure before fraudsters have a chance to expose them.
Penetration testing is critical for organizations across all verticals, especially those that are subject to data privacy laws and regulations. Before investing in the personnel and resources required to conduct penetration tests, however, it is important to dispel several myths about the practice.
To learn more, please see my article on the IBM Security Intelligence website, 8 Myths Not to Believe About Penetration Testing.