Penetration Testing with Kali Linux as a Docker Container
How do you know if your systems are secure? Penetration testing is one way to find out. Here is how to set up Kali Linux, which has a full suite of security testing tools.
Penetration testing is a requirement for so many businesses. After all, you’re going to need to know if your systems have vulnerabilities, so they can be mitigated as quickly as possible. One the if best ways to do this is to attempt to break into the system itself.
One of the most widely used pen testing platforms on the market is Kali Linux. With this Linux distribution, you have a plethora of tools at your disposal.
But what if you want to be able to run penetration testing without having to install a full-blown operating system? And if your security staff (or admins) have at least a fundamental understanding of Docker containers, they could always deploy Kali Linux as a Docker container and run penetration testing from within a headless container.
It’s actually quite a fascinating and flexible method of penetration testing and I’m going to show you how to make it happen.