The Penetration Testers Manifesto

This is River Security’s ethos—our belief system, motivation, and inspiration. Interested in working with us? Check out our jobs page.

As a hacker, I am driven by a relentless curiosity and a desire to uncover the hidden truths that lie just beyond our reach. I know that there is always a way to penetrate even the most seemingly impenetrable systems. I approach every challenge with sharp senses, a keen intellect, and an open mind, ready to peel away layer after layer of complexity in pursuit of the answers I seek.

I understand that the work of a hacker is not magic, but rather the product of hard-won knowledge and a deep understanding of the systems we seek to exploit. I will not be deterred by initial failures, but will instead channel that energy into building my knowledge and experience, all the while observing the problem at hand and digging deeper than anyone else to find a way in.

To be a successful hacker is not easy, but I am committed to this path and will persist in the face of any obstacle. I will not assume that there is nothing to be found, but will always maintain a sense of excitement and possibility, knowing that there is always something more to discover. I am hacker, and I will not rest until I have uncovered every secret and unlocked every door.