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

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Project management and scheduling

Managing the penetration testing project requires a thorough understanding of all the individual parts of the scope process. Once these scope objectives have been cleared, the project manager can coordinate with the penetration testing process to develop a formal outline that defines the project plan and schedule. Usually this task can be carried out by the penetration tester himself, but the cooperation of a client can bring positive attention to that part of the schedule. This is important because the test execution requires careful allotment of the timescale that should not exceed the declared deadline. Once the proper resources have been identified and allocated to carry certain tasks during the assessment ...

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