Penetration testing (pen testing) is a practice undertaken by professional hackers to find the vulnerabilities in your systems — before the attackers do. It requires clever thinking, patience, and a little bit of luck. In addition, most professional hackers will need a few specific tools to help get the job done.CSO recently spoke to a few security experts – some who are full-time red team operators and developers themselves – and asked them to share their favorite tools.The tools below are the ones that have helped during simple assessments, complex engagements, or they’ve made the list because they’re something that gets used all the time in the field. Some of the tools in this list are free, while others will require license payments, but all are worth a look.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here