The Truth About Penetration Testing Vs. Vulnerability Assessments

Datetime:2016-08-23 01:08:03          Topic: Penetration Testing           Share

Organizations Must Put Security Vulnerabilities Into the Context of Their Exploitability

Vulnerability assessments are often confused with penetration tests. In fact, the two terms are often used interchangeably, but they are worlds apart. To strengthen an organization’s cyber risk posture, it is essential to not only test for vulnerabilities, but also assess whether vulnerabilities are actually exploitable and what risks they represent. To increase an organization’s resilience against cyber-attacks, it is essential to understand the inter-relationships between vulnerability assessment, penetration test, and a cyber risk analysis.

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