Penetration and vulnerability tester
The penetration and vulnerability tester role includes a variety of mid-level information security positions focused on conducting formal tests to break into and exploit computer systems.
What does a penetration tester do?
Penetration and vulnerability testers require a thorough understanding of pentesting methodologies and vulnerability assessments, as well as the ability to exploit systems and effectively communicate findings.
It is one of three mid-level, core cybersecurity roles mapped directly to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s CyberSeek model.
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Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT)
Certified Mobile and Web App Penetration Tester (CMWAPT)
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Machine Learning for Red Team Hackers
Mobile Application Pentesting
Offensive Bash Scripting
Python for Pentesters
Web Application Pentesting
Common job titles
- Penetration tester
- Senior penetration tester
- Network relations consultant
- Application security analyst
U.S. job openings
- Information security
- Penetration testing
- Vulnerability assessment
- Information systems
- Software development
- Project management
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