Penetration testing is much more than a necessary process to satisfy compliance obligations: it is a critical first step in the information and network security lifecycle and an important component of a full IT Security Compliance program. This white paper defines the different types of penetration tests and clearly explains the reasons why an organization should perform the tests. Readers will not only find out the benefits penetration tests can provide, but also where they tend to fall short. Finally, this resource will provide guidance for organizations on choosing the right vendor to perform penetration tests.
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