A company might choose to outsource a penetration test instead of using in-house staff for a number of reasons. Because of the rigors of a full-blown penetration test, it might be an appropriate option for an organization.
- [Narrator] The term outsource means…acquire goods or services from an outside supplier,…instead of an internal source.…Penetration testing tests for vulnerabilities and exposures…and then prepares a report that includes recommendations…for mitigating the threats.…The idea sounds simple.…However, the entire exercise can be quite complex.…A company might choose to outsource a penetration test…instead of using in-house staff for a number of reasons.…
One reason is they may not feel comfortable…with the rigors of a full-blown penetration test…and face weeks of down time from the IT department…as they are completing the tests.…In some cases,…when there is regulation requiring penetration testing,…it can generate some controversy…as everyone might not agree on the cost versus benefit.…However, there are several benefits.…On outside team can ensure validity that the IT staff…has done their due diligence…in protecting the infrastructure.…
In addition, using an outside company…with a solid security reputation…can be a selling point and provide credibility…
- Auditing security mechanisms
- Locating vulnerabilities
- Exploring types of penetration testing
- Pen testing techniques
- Following a pen-testing blueprint
- Testing physical, wireless, website, database, and email security
- Outsourcing penetration testing
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Organizational Penetration Testing
2. Types of Penetration Testing
Testing using other methods2m 41s
3. Pen Testing Techniques
4. Pen Testing Blueprint
5. Outsourcing Penetration Testing
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