Sunday, September 13, 2015

Nearly found a job

As I was perusing the daily job listings, my eyes fell upon an opening for a Penetration Tester. Eureka! This sounded like something right up my alley. So you can imagine my disappointment when I clicked on the link to find the following job description :

A penetration tester is a type of network security consultant that tries to break into or find possible exploits in different computer systems and software. You can think of them as a type of ethical hacker. They generally are expected to run a number of tests, generally based around network penetration, and fill out assessment reports about what they have discovered. While they will often be running pre-determined types of tests, they will also be designing their own tests a large portion of the time, which requires creativity and imagination, along with a superb level of technical knowledge and know-how.