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How to Get the Most Out of Penetration Testing

How to Get the Most Out of Penetration Testing

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Michael Cook

There are many reasons for an organization to perform a penetration test of its information systems: to meet compliance standards, test a security team's capabilities, or determine the effectiveness of controls, to name a few. A badly scoped or poorly executed penetration test might do nothing more than validate known vulnerabilities, easily identified by software, or reiterate the efficacy of social engineering. However, with some preparation and engagement on the part of the consumer, a...

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