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Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Assessment

A good explanation of the differences between the two, many managers think Penetration Testing sounds more exciting, but actually in the majority of cases it’s a Vulnerability Assessment that’s carried out.

Not a bad little article. One thing that he fails to mention (or I just missed it) was that penetration testing is usually a primary technical assessment. A vulnerability assessment also tends to have quite a bit more involved including risk levels and documentation review.

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