The process of a penetration testing typically includes the following steps:
1) Planning and scoping: The tester will work with the organization to define the scope and objectives of the test, as well as any constraints or limitations that must be taken into account.
2) Reconnaissance: The tester will gather information about the organization’s infrastructure, systems, and applications to be tested. This can include information such as IP addresses, open ports, and software versions.
3) Vulnerability scanning: The tester will use automated tools to identify known vulnerabilities in the systems and applications within the scope of the test.
4) Exploitation: The tester will attempt to exploit the vulnerabilities identified during the reconnaissance and scanning phases in order to gain access to the systems and applications.
5) Post-exploitation: Once access has been gained, the tester will perform additional testing to determine the level of access obtained, and to identify any further vulnerabilities or sensitive information.
6) Reporting: The tester will prepare a report detailing the findings of the test, including any vulnerabilities identified and any recommendations for remediation.
7) Remediation: The organization will implement the recommendations made by the tester in order to address any vulnerabilities and improve the overall security of the systems and applications.
8) Verification: Tester will verify the remediation steps taken by the organization to check the vulnerabilities fixed or not.
It is important to note that penetration testing is a controlled activity, and the testers will always work within the defined scope of the test and with the permission of the organization.
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