Offensive cybersecurity is a proactive approach to cybersecurity that involves simulating cyberattacks on an organization’s systems. The goal of offensive cybersecurity is to uncover security flaws and improve an organization’s defenses by testing them against real-world attack scenarios.
This approach allows organizations to understand their security posture from an attacker’s perspective and take proactive measures to mitigate potential threats.
This approach is in contrast to defensive cybersecurity. Instead of fortifying security measures to prevent potential threats, offensive cyber experts actively seek flaws in the defensive system. This helps the defensive team understand where they need to improve their measures.