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By Paul Simmonds

Penetration Testing Done Right

Penetration Testing should be a key part of any business's assurance process, providing a level on independent testing that they are not wide open to hackers or other malicious actors; however, a penetration test is not a simple “off-the-shelf” test and needs careful design and planning.
By Paul Simmonds
ps@kuppingercole.com

1 Executive Summary

When done well, the results from a penetration test should provide evidence that your security investments to date were well spent and help guide your ...

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2 Analysis

Why perform a penetration test?

Organisations perform penetration tests (pen-tests) for a multitude of reasons: “I inherited a budget with an annu ...

While the periods between penetration tests also varied greatly.

The starting point for a penetration test

Define your business risks; you need to ...

If you think you have a 100% locked down network, or securely segmented network, or a segmented VoIP network, then you will probably want to test that ...

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3 Recommendations

If your organization is architected with firewalls, then, at a minimum, you should conduct a penetration test against all your Internet-facing systems ...

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