The report

At the end of the penetration test, all of the data will need to be turned into information that allows the business and network owners to take action. Although the goals of a penetration test may vary, the need to document the entire process and put the results into an easily digestible format remains the same. Some items that should be included in an executive report include the following:

Cover page:

  • Your company logo
  • Title and description of the test performed
  • Confidentiality reminder
  • Date and time of testing

The cover page should be both professional and eye-catching. If you happen to have any graphics available for your logo, this is an ideal place to display them. Take a look at this sample to get the basic idea of a typical reporting ...

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