Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Scanning

Pen test vs vulnerability scanning

If you’re responsible for managing the security of your organization’s network or systems, you may have heard the terms “penetration testing” and “vulnerability testing” thrown around.

While these two types of security testing may seem similar, they serve different purposes and have distinct approaches.

Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is a simulated cyber-attack on a system or network to identify potential security weaknesses that real attackers could exploit.

Penetration testers use the same tools and techniques as hackers to gain access to sensitive data, systems, and applications. The goal is to uncover vulnerabilities and provide recommendations to remediate them before a real attack occurs.

On the other hand, vulnerability testing is a process that aims to identify and classify potential vulnerabilities within a system or network. This type of testing is typically performed using automated tools that scan systems and applications to identify known vulnerabilities, such as outdated software or unpatched vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability testing is often used as a proactive measure to identify areas of weakness that attackers could exploit. 
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