Infosec basics: Understanding what a penetration test is, by Gina Robertson

In my series of Infosec basics posts — this is what a penetration test‍ is: So this is where the definition of a penetration test should be. I will get to a definition, but it will be kind of vague and not at all what I initially had in mind. I read a post the other day on what people mean when they talk about penetration testing, and it kind of shook me up and I was no longer sure I could meaningfully define the term.