Why Information Gathering?

  • What is Information gathering?

Information gathering is the process of using different tools and technology to learn the best way to attack a target. Information gathering could be good for you just like scanning. Information gathering is the first step is hacking. To perform a successful attack it is necessary to gather information with the intention to learn most about security posture and remote access capabilties of any company.

  • Why is Information gathering necessary?

Information gathering is very necessary as any successful hacker would build an information database about the security weakness of an organization and security professional needs to include Information gathering in their task to gather that information before any attacker and patch all possible vulnerabilities in their systems and network.