Pen testing can be applied to products, environments, applications – any attack surface that is targeted by potential attackers in the wild can be tested. The approach used and attack scenarios are flexible and can mimic opportunistic attackers, advanced persistent threats or motivated attackers. Every testing engagement is customized to meet the needs of our customer’s unique requirements.Find out more
Penetration tests provide a baseline assessment of potential threats to begin to reduce the overall risk in your environment in a structured, efficient way. Fundamentally, a pen test provides a list of vulnerabilities, a list of assets associated with the vulnerabilities, and most importantly the risk associated with the specific vulnerability.
The consistent and periodic service delivers:
To improve your security posture, should you start with a penetration test, a vulnerability assessment or schedule both?
The answer is both should be part of a threat and vulnerability management program because they have unique benefits. However, penetration tests simulate the actions of an attacker while vulnerability assessments catalog assets, assign a value to those assets, identify vulnerabilities, and prioritize remediating or addressing those vulnerabilities.
It makes sense to lay the groundwork to improve a security program with a vulnerability assessment and then test the newly fortified defense with a penetration test to ultimately create an ongoing process that incorporates both services.
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