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Automated pen testing is designed to mimic penetration testing with digital tools and software. This process is commonly used by attackers to continuously scan an organization’s entire attack surface.
Automated pen testing removes many of the drawbacks of manual pen testing, including cost, scale, and the need to track the continuously changing threat environment in real time. It’s also used to reveal the unknown unknowns and shadow risk of an organization’s IT system, which are main targets for an attacker.