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Penetration Testing Services Procurement Guide by CREST

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PART II: UNDERSTANDING THE KEY CONCEPTS

Introduction

Penetration testing is not a straightforward process. It is often very technical in nature – and riddled with jargon – which can make it look daunting to organisations considering the need to undertake it.

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There are many buzzwords that can be associated with penetration testing (rightly and wrongly) including ethical hacking; tiger teaming; vulnerability analysis; and security testing, assessment or assurance.

There are many questions organisations may ask themselves when considering the need for penetration testing, which can include:

  • What exactly is a penetration test, and how does ...

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