Professional penetration testing, also known as ethical hacking, is among the most exciting IT jobs any person can be involved in. You are literally getting paid to keep up with the latest technology and get to “break in” to computers without the threat of being arrested. There’s almost no downside. As long as you do a competent job, the person who hired you will be happy with the outcome of your work. If you find a way to break into their resources, they get a chance to close the holes before the bad guys find them. If you fail to break into the customer’s computers…well, that makes them even happier because they get to claim defense superiority. It’s the only job I know of that when you “fail” you still make everyone happy. Win-win!
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