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9 Skills That Will Get You a Junior Penetration Tester Job

9 Skills That Will Get You a Junior Penetration Tester Job

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A Penetration Tester (a.k.a. Ethical Hacker) probes for and exploits security vulnerabilities in web-based applications, networks and systems. In other words, you get paid to legally hack. In this “cool kid” job, you will use a series of penetration tools – some predetermined, some that you design yourself – to simulate real-life cyber attacks. Your ultimate aim is to help an organization improve its security. Ethical hacking is a mix of sexiness and boring bits. Unlike real-life hackers, you may only have days to compromise systems. What’s more, you will be expected to document and explain your methods and findings. Penetration testing has been called one of the most frustrating jobs in the infosec field. In this post I will highlight some of the 10 basic skills that e...