Are CTF games the best way to learn pentesting?

My short answer based on what I have seen…No. Before you jump down my throat, let me say that CTF games are awesome challenges. The people behind root-me, hellboundhackers, hackthebox and the such, are doing an amazing job. Some challenges are just total brain fucks….

Pentesters do not really make the world more secure

Most big clients I have been working with lately have managed to incorporate pentesting into their regular process. Almost every new application is pentested by a consulting company. The findings are presented during a meeting with the Security Officer and the action plan is approved…