Understanding Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing
Often used interchangeably, vulnerability assessment and penetration test cause confusion but solve different problems. Understanding which test to undergo requires knowing what you need, the right questions to ask, and which test coincides with those answers. Learn how to select the right method.
Security Testing 101
Understand the key differences between a vulnerability assessment and penetration test including use cases for each test and the methodology they follow.
Why Undergo a Security Test
Learn the primary goal behind the use of a vulnerability assessment and penetration test in order for you to determine what is the right choice for your organization.
Uncover the outcomes and deliverables you should expect to receive upon the completion of a vulnerability assessment or a penetration test.
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Most organizations will achieve the highest return on investment by first conducting a vulnerability assessment to identify the current population of security issues within its environment. Once these matters have been remediated by the organization and the maturity level of security operations has increased, a penetration test can ensure the new environment is operating as expected.