Trends Report

Reinvent Your Penetration Tests In The Age Of Targeted Attacks

Seven Ways To Prepare For The Tactics And Techniques Of Today's Adversaries

January 21st, 2016
Rick Holland, null
Rick Holland
Kelley Mak, null
Kelley Mak
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Tyler Shields , Josh Blackborow , Peggy Dostie


Digital businesses are under constant threat of a targeted cyberattack from external actors as well as malicious insiders. Penetration tests are critical to finding and remediating vulnerabilities that an attacker can exploit, but current approaches have become ineffectual. It's time that security and risk (S&R) professionals move beyond checkbox compliance assessments to tests that provide true value. In this report, we identify seven best practices for rethinking your philosophy and reinventing your approach to penetration testing.

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