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Continuous Internal Penetration Testing (CIPT)
  • Muhammad ALHAMMADI
Muhammad ALHAMMADI
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Abstract

Continuous Internal Penetration Testing (CIPT) is a proactive cybersecurity practice aimed at assessing the security posture of an organization’s internal network, systems, and applications. Unlike traditional penetration testing, which is performed periodically, CIPT involves ongoing and regular assessments to identify and remediate vulnerabilities continuously.
CIPT involves simulating real-world attacks and attempts to exploit potential weaknesses in an organization’s infrastructure. It employs a combination of automated tools and manual testing techniques to detect vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and security gaps that could be exploited by malicious actors.
The primary goal of CIPT is to uncover vulnerabilities before they can be leveraged by attackers, allowing organizations to proactively address and mitigate risks. By continuously monitoring and testing their internal environment, organizations can stay ahead of emerging threats, ensure compliance with security standards, and maintain a strong security posture.
CIPT not only helps organizations identify vulnerabilities but also provides valuable insights into their overall security effectiveness. The findings from CIPT assessments enable organizations to prioritize remediation efforts, implement necessary security controls, and improve their overall cybersecurity defenses.
By implementing CIPT as an ongoing practice, organizations can enhance their ability to detect and respond to potential threats promptly. It allows them to identify weaknesses, strengthen their security controls, and ultimately protect their sensitive data, systems, and reputation from evolving cyber threats.