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BackTrack 4: Security with Penetration Testing Methodology

Apr 28, 2011, 08:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shakeel Ali Tedi Heriyanto)

[ Thanks to Ramsai for this link. ]

"Vulnerability assessment is a process for assessing the internal and external security controls by identifying the threats that pose serious exposure to the organizations assets. This technical infrastructure evaluation not only points the risks in the existing defenses but also recommends and prioritizes the remediation strategies. The internal vulnerability assessment provides an assurance for securing the internal systems, while the external vulnerability assessment demonstrates the security of the perimeter defenses. In both testing criteria, each asset on the network is rigorously tested against multiple attack vectors to identify unattended threats and quantify the reactive measures. Depending on the type of assessment being carried out, a unique set of testing process, tools, and techniques are followed to detect and identify vulnerabilities in the information assets in an automated fashion. This can be achieved by using an integrated vulnerability management platform that manages an up-to-date vulnerabilities database and is capable of testing different types of network devices while maintaining the integrity of configuration and change management."

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