Introduction to offensive cybersecurity and its role in the cybersecurity landscape
Offensive cybersecurity, also known as "ethical hacking" or "penetration testing," is the practice of simulating cyberattacks to identify vulnerabilities in a system's security posture. While defensive cybersecurity aims to protect against attacks, offensive cybersecurity is focused on finding weaknesses before they can be exploited by malicious actors.
The role of offensive cybersecurity in the cybersecurity landscape is crucial, as it enables organizations to proactively identify and address vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. Without offensive cybersecurity, organizations would be relying solely on defensive measures to protect their assets, leaving them vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.