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

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Summary

This chapter explains one of the first steps of the BackTrack testing process. The main objective of this chapter is to provide a necessary guideline on formalizing the test requirements. For this purpose, a scope process has been introduced to highlight and describe each factor that builds a practical roadmap towards test execution. The scope process is made of five independent elements. These are gathering client requirements, preparing test plan, profiling test boundaries, defining business objectives, and project management and scheduling. The aim of a scope process is to acquire and manage as much information as possible about the target environment which can be useful throughout the penetration testing process. As discussed in the ...

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