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

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Chapter 12. Documentation and Reporting

Keeping track of your assessment results is one of the most important aspects of penetration testing methodology. Recording every single input and output from BackTrack testing tools and verifying individual test results before being presented to the relevant authority (for example, ABC Company Inc) is the key towards successful and solid professionalism. This practice is considerably important from an ethical standpoint and provides an open view for understanding the penetration tester's experience with target security evaluation. Documentation, report preparation, and presentation are some of many core areas which must be addressed in a systematic, structured, and consistent manner. In this chapter, we ...

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