When we think of hacking, we think of foreign agents or thieves undermining cybersecurity. But ethical hackers have served an important role in uncovering security vulnerabilities before they are exploited by malicious parties. The practice of penetration testing is one of the most tried-and-true forms of security testing available, and one that many cybersecurity regulations require for compliance.
Here we provide an introduction to penetration testing and its role in compliance. The fact is that most security frameworks either require or suggest some form of penetration testing… and for good reason.