External penetration testing
Testing of the organization’s security controls by identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities at the external network level.
Why is it important
Once the organization makes the effort to identify and mitigate the vulnerabilities that are present in its external network, it is necessary to raise the level of testing and validate that they are not exposed to an external attacker being able to exploit any vulnerability and compromise the security of the information of the same. It is important to run these types of tests to validate the effectiveness of the countermeasures applied to mitigate any identified vulnerabilities.