What is the importance of penetration testing in an enterprise?

Here are two common application of Penetration testing.

  • Financial sectors like stock trading exchanges, investment banking, want their data to be secured, and penetration testing is essential to ensure security.
  • In case if the software system is already hacked and the organization would like to determine whether any threats are still present in the system to avoid future hacks.

Disadvantages of penetration testing are:

  • Penetration testing cannot find all vulnerabilities in the system.
  • There are limitations of time, budget, scope, skills of penetration testers.
  • Data loss and corruption
  • Down Time is high which increase costs