Penetration testing and vulnerability scanning are different services. However, there are also some similarities, leading to the confusion. In this article, we will compare and contrast these services.
Penetration testing may be complicated, but conceptually it is simple to understand. Pen testing is the act of hacking a system to better understand its security weaknesses. In doing so, an organization gains the information needed to begin strengthening or repairing its system(s).
A thorough penetration testing campaign involves social engineering, vulnerability scanning, and the manual hacking of computer systems, networks, and web applications. Follow this infographic to learn more about the various elements of a complete penetration test.