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

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Preparing the test plan

As the requirements have been gathered and verified by a client, it is now time to draw a formal test plan that should reflect all of these requirements, in addition to other necessary information on legal and commercial grounds of the testing process. The key variables involved in preparing a test plan are a structured testing process, resource allocation, cost analysis, non-disclosure agreement, penetration testing contract, and rules of engagement. Each of these areas will be addressed with their short descriptions below:

  • Structured testing process: After analyzing the details provided by our customer, it may be important to re-structure the BackTrack testing methodology. For instance, if the social engineering service ...

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