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Optiv Cybersecurity Dictionary
Penetration testing, sometimes called ethical hacking or shortened to pen test, is an authorized attack performed to evaluate a system or application in order to find exploitable vulnerabilities so they can be proactively remediated.
There are many different types of pen tests, including:
Many of the tests above are often confined to a specific scope of systems or time period. Another concept in pen testing that's gaining momentum is red teaming. In war games, the red team represents the aggressor, whose job it is to test the capabilities of those on defense (the blue team). In pen testing, red team refers to testing in which there are no restrictions related to systems in scope or time windows. Hence, red team approaches provide the most accurate simulation of a real-world adversary.