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6 Questions IT Directors Should Ask When Choosing Penetration Testing Services

As the head of IT, you know the value of a thorough penetration test

If only finding the right pentesting company were easy. 

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What Should You Budget for a Penetration Test? The True Cost

Budgeting for a penetration test shouldn't feel like rocket science. 

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Defining the Framework for a Successful Pentest Attack

While there are different types of pentests, with every pen test consisting of four main phases— planning, pre-attack, attack, and post-attack— few realize the extent of work that goes into the pre-attack phase. Just as even the best-built house will crumble without a solid foundation, penetration testers must do their due diligence in the beginning to sell successful exploits. 

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Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Assessments: The Key Differences

While similar in some ways, the often interchangeably used vulnerability assessments and penetration tests are two different beasts. Throw vulnerability scans into the mix and, suddenly, most companies are confused.

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What's Included in a Penetration Test Report?

Penetration tests are an extremely useful exercise to mitigate risks and patch your security gaps. However, some businesses get the report just to meet compliance standards, then forget about it. 

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