A color-coded guide to pentesting

Confusion around pentesting sets in when you start digging deeper into different methodologies and outcomes, so here’s a color-coded guide…

Thanks mainly to an ever evolving threat landscape and regulators sharpening their teeth, cybersecurity has become a firm fixture on the agenda in boardrooms and in headlines of media reports alike. This has led, by and large, to a welcome increase in awareness of what ‘good’ cybersecurity is. With, perhaps, one important exception: mention penetration testing and brows furrow soon followed by the inevitable what’s that and why is it relevant to my business question. Which is ironic, when you think about it, as testing the security of your applications, systems and processes is vital when the threats themselves are ever-changing.

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