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Ethical hacking vs penetration testing: what’s the difference?

The terms ‘ethical hacking and ‘penetration testing’ are often used interchangeably when referring to the process of probing an organisation’s systems, but they’re actually slightly different. Knowing where they deviate is essential as they’re each a core component of cyber security. You don’t want to call for an ethical hacker when you want a penetration tester or vice versa, because you’ll end … [Read more...]

Why your organisation should conduct regular penetration tests

It might sound crazy to the uninitiated, but organisations across the globe pay people to break into their systems and find sensitive information.  The reason they do this is simple: to catch a thief, you must think like one. Organisations hire ethical hackers, otherwise known as penetration testers, to make sure they have someone who’s one step ahead of the tactics that crooks use.    What … [Read more...]