The municipality of The Hague in The Netherlands allows itself to be hacked every year during Hâck The Hague. A hacking competition organized by the municipality, together with cybersecurity company Cybersprint. On Monday, September 27, 2021, 200 ethical hackers from the Netherlands and abroad will once again try to detect vulnerabilities in the digital infrastructure of the municipality and its suppliers. With this competition, The Hague wants to increase its resilience and stimulate its suppliers to continuously be in top digital condition, so that peace and security can be guaranteed.
Any server connected to the internet is at risk of getting attacked by hackers. Penetration testing or pentesting simulates a DDoS attack in a controlled environment with ethical hackers to assess the risk exposure of the servers. Organizations can use pentesting to identify vulnerabilities in the system and work to resolve any risks. Let's discuss how to design and build a robust and comprehensive pentesting program.
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