Security Threats and Professional Penetration Testing

Discuss and evaluate the methodological, ethical, legal, and professional issues of the topic “Security Threats and Professional Penetration Testing for Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs),” as discussed in current research papers.

Critically evaluate and discuss potential vulnerabilities in digital systems. Critically review the preparation, use, and application of appropriate tools for attacks performed across multiple platforms. How would you apply appropriate defenses and countermeasures for vulnerabilities discovered and document indings in an appropriate fashion, and report indings in accordance with industry standards?