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Penetration testing FAQ

When protecting your organisation’s assets, penetration testing by an ethical hacker can be a useful weapon in the information security team’s arsenal. Penetration testing is used to test the organisation’s security measures that have been deployed to protect the infrastructure – both physical and digital – the employees and intellectual property.

Penetration testing can be used both proactively to determine attack surfaces and the organisation’s susceptibility to attack, and reactively to determine how widespread a vulnerability is or if remediation has been implemented correctly.


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  • Why would my company need a penetration test?

  • Why should you use CREST accredited penetration testers?

  • What is the difference between a vulnerability assessment and a penetration test?

  • What are the different types of penetration test?

  • What penetration testing solutions do you provide?

  • What should be included in a penetration testing report?

  • When should I undertake a penetration test?

  • How can penetration tests support compliance with standards such as standards, such as the PCI DSS and ISO 27001?

  • What are the limitations of penetration testing?


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