Most companies just put the computer security as a priority after suffering some kind of attack. With the size of the growth and complexity of information systems it is imperative that companies or organizations adequately protect their systems. This requires there are also a clear perception of the risks they are exposed.
Every day that passes brings new vulnerabilities that usually originate from programming errors, misconfiguration or human failure.
The exploitation of vulnerabilities by an attacker may allow:
The Vulnerabilities analysis reveals flaws that could compromise the performance, functionality or security of a system before any malicious user can take advantage of. This analysis should be done periodically and allows the creation of mechanisms to block attacks and ongoing improvement of security control.
PenTests can be divided into three classes that complement each other: