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IDG Contributor Network: How to be or find a skilled pen tester

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 2, 2016.

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    Unfortunately, if a criminal wants access to a network, he will find a way in. A claim which many now accept as fact as evidence by the hackneyed expression, “It’s not if but when.” If an enterprise is lucky enough to find the hole before the criminal does, they can put off that invasion while they continue to build their security defenses.

    That’s why pen testers remain in high demand, and because PCI compliance requires annual pen testing, more companies are going to be looking to bring qualified candidates to their security teams. So, what do you need to do if you want to be a sought after pen tester?

    In a paper from the SANS Institute, Penetration 101 - Introduction to becoming a Penetration Tester, David Burrows wrote,“Time has come where we need to protect ourselves from everyone out there be it our company rivals, the seasoned hacker or just Joe Bloggs teenager down the road. We need to protect our company’s infrastructure like we do with our homes and personal property.”

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