Penetration Testing Overview
What is Penetration Testing?
A penetration test, or pen test, is an attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely trying to exploit vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, service and application flaws, improper configurations, or risky end-user behavior. Such assessments are also useful in validating the efficacy of defensive mechanisms, as well as, end-user adherence to security policies.
Penetration tests are typically performed using manual or automated technologies to systematically compromise servers, endpoints, web applications, wireless networks, network devices, mobile devices and other potential points of exposure. Once vulnerabilities have been successfully exploited on a particular system, testers may attempt to use the compromised system to launch subsequent exploits at other internal resources, specifically by trying to incrementally achieve higher levels of security clearance and deeper access to electronic assets and information via privilege escalation.
Information about any security vulnerabilities successfully exploited through penetration testing is typically aggregated and presented to IT and network systems managers to help those professionals make strategic conclusions and prioritize related remediation efforts. The fundamental purpose of penetration testing is to measure the feasibility of systems or end-user compromise and evaluate any related consequences such incidents may have on the involved resources or operations.
- Part 1: Diagnose Your Google Ranking & Online Reputation:-
The first step to controlling any situation is determining whether or not you have a problem and, if so, how bad the problem really is. In the first part of this guide, we'll help you diagnose your Google ranking, or, what shows up in the search results for your name and in what order they appear. Based on how your name ranks, we'll help you determine what corrective action you need to take.
- Part 2: Intro to Personal Search Engine Optimization (SEO):-
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of creating or improving content to make sure it shows up as high as possible in web search results for the right keywords (in the case of personal SEO, Your Name).
- DPart 3: Building the Foundation of Your Online Presence for Google Search Results:-
You've diagnosed your Google presence and learned the basics behind Personal Search Engine Optimization. Now it's time to actually start building the foundation of your Google presence with these basic steps everybody should follow to get started. The idea behind this part is simple: you can't make your google results look better if you don't have any good content in the first place. So let's get the basics in place.
- Part 4: Advanced Tactics to Boost your Google Ranking & Online Reputation:-
Once you've built a foundation for Google, it's time to apply all the basic SEO Rules to your content. This section of the guide will cover how to make sure the different content you're building is as search engine friendly as possible.
- Part 5: Emergency Tactics For Fixing a Negative Google Search Result:-
Even if you've gotten your Google diagnosis, setup your basic presence for Google and used our advanced SEO techniques to raise them to the top, sometimes it's just not enough. This part of the guide is meant to provide effective tactics for people who have negative or unflattering content on the first page of their results.
- Part 6: Improving your Google Image Results:-
A picture says a thousand words. Whether it's a mugshot or an unsavory party picture with friends, if you have a negative photo showing up online, Google image results for your name may not be saying what you want (especially with Google displaying the top image results for a corresponding web search right right on the first page). The good news is that you can take similar tactics with your Google image results. While the concept of "burying" bad content with good content is the same, we'll tackle specific steps you can take to improve your Google image results in this last section of the guide. Frequently, negative images rise to the top of image searches simply because of a lack of content.
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