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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Security testing methodologies

There have been various open source methodologies introduced to address security assessment needs. Using these assessment methodologies, one can easily pass the time-critical and challenging task of assessing the system security depending on its size and complexity. Some of these methodologies focus on the technical aspect of security testing, while others focus on managerial criteria, and very few address both sides. The basic idea behind formalizing these methodologies with your assessment is to execute different types of tests step-by-step in order to judge the security of a system accurately. Therefore, we have introduced four such well-known security assessment methodologies to provide an extended view of assessing ...

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