Penetration testing

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About the Penetration testing test

Recent years have seen a rapidly increasing rise in data breaches and cyberattacks, making it more important than ever to ensure your systems contain no vulnerabilities that attackers can use to gain access to sensitive data or to shut down your network. Working with a good penetration tester is like having a hacker on your side; using the same skill set as potential attackers, they look for ways to find and exploit any vulnerabilities you may have. But, instead of using these vulnerabilities for gain, they work with you to help eliminate those vulnerabilities. Hiring candidates with strong penetration testing skills will make your systems safer, as they will be able to track down and report vulnerabilities before attackers find them.

This penetration testing test evaluates candidate’s overall pentesting skills, including their ability to apply basic security concepts, ethically discover and exploit vulnerabilities, and work professionally with clients.

This screening test will help you identify penetration testers who can uncover attack vectors that can threaten your businesses. Candidates who do well on this test will competently identify vulnerabilities, contributing effectively to the security of your organization.

The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Maria V.

Maria is a pentester, developer, and Judo champion from Mexico. She began her cybersecurity journey in the Mexican Navy and has been hacking ever since. Currently, Maria works as a Chief Security Officer and does bug bounties and small pentesting campaigns in her free time.

As someone who's managed several security teams and loves recruiting and hiring, she's been on both sides of the interview table enough times to understand the skills and aptitudes that define the best pentesters.

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What is the difference between an assessment and a test?
An assessment is the total package of tests and custom questions that you put together to evaluate your candidates. Each individual test within an assessment is designed to test something specific, such as a job skill or language. An assessment can consist of up to 5 tests and 20 custom questions. You can have candidates respond to your custom questions in several ways, such as with a personalized video.
Can I add my own questions to an assessment?
Yes! Custom questions are great for testing candidates in your own unique way. We support the following question types: video, multiple-choice, coding, file upload, and essay. Besides adding your own custom questions, you can also create your own tests.
How do video questions work?
A video question is a specific type of custom question you can add to your assessment. Video questions let you create a question and have your candidates use their webcam to record a video response. This is an excellent way to see how a candidate would conduct themselves in a live interview, and is especially useful for sales and hospitality roles. Some good examples of things to ask for video questions would be "Why do you want to work for our company?" or "Try to sell me an item you have on your desk right now." You can learn more about video questions here.
Can you explain how the other custom question types work?
Besides video questions, you can also add the following types of custom questions: multiple-choice, coding, file upload, and essay. Multiple-choice lets your candidates choose from a list of answers that you provide, coding lets you create a coding problem for them to solve, file upload allows your candidates to upload a file that you request (such as a resume or portfolio), and essay allows an open-ended text response to your question. You can learn more about different custom question types here.
Can I customize an assessment with my company logo and color theme?
Yes! You can add your own logo and company color theme to your assessments. This is a great way to leave a positive and lasting brand impression on your candidates.
What type of support do you offer?
Our team is always here to help. After you sign up, we’ll reach out to guide you through the first steps of setting up your TestGorilla account. If you have any further questions, you can contact our support team via email, chat or call. We also offer detailed guides in our extensive Help & Inspiration Center.
What is the cost for using the Penetration testing test?
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Can I combine the Penetration testing test with other tests?
Yes. You can add up to five tests to each assessment.
Where in my recruitment process should I use the Penetration testing test?
We recommend using our assessment software as a pre-screening tool at the beginning of your recruitment process. You can add a link to the assessment in your job post or directly invite candidates by email. TestGorilla replaces traditional CV screening with a much more reliable and efficient process, designed to find the most skilled candidates earlier and faster.

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