As organizations rethink their cybersecurity strategies, one approach gaining favor is 5G penetration testing (pen testing) and ethical hacking.
5G penetration testing and ethical hacking is the practice of testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.
Penetration testing can be automated with software applications or performed manually. Either way, the process involves gathering information about the target before the test, identifying possible entry points, attempting to break in — either virtually or for real — and reporting back the findings.
The main objective of penetration testing is to identify security weaknesses. Penetration testing can also be used to test an organization’s security policy, its adherence to compliance requirements, its employees’ security awareness and the organization’s ability to identify and respond to security incidents.
Penetration tests are often carried out by ethical hackers. These in-house employees or third parties mimic the strategies and actions of an attacker in order to evaluate the hackability of an organization’s computer systems, network or web applications.
Organizations can also use pen testing to test their adherence to compliance regulations.
There are three main pen testing strategies, each offering pen testers a certain level of information they need to carry out their attack:
- White box testing: This provides the tester all of the details about an organization’s system or target network
- Black box testing: This provides the tester no knowledge of the system
- Gray box penetration testing: This provides the tester partial knowledge of the system
Want to learn more? Tonex offers 5G Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training, a 3-day course that prepares participants to conduct successful 5G penetration testing and ethical hacking. Participants will learn about tools and techniques to analyze 5G vulnerabilities, how to perform detailed 5G reconnaissance, exploit target 5G networks and systems to gain access, IoT security testing and mitigation, and scan target 5G networks.
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