Cybersecurity Blog

The Limitations of Traditional Penetration Testing

Posted by Chuck Nguyen on Aug 8, 2019 11:54:38 AM

INNO4 defines a “traditional” penetration test as a service that is primarily carried out by a human resource or resources using open source, commercial, and proprietary testing tools.

Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing have traditionally been used as one method to assess the security posture of an organization, business unit, application, among other areas. When performed properly, pen tests can provide a valuable data point in assessing your security. A good penetration test will identify, document, and prioritize areas that an organization should remediate to reduce risk and improve security.

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Topics: Pen testing, Offensive security testing, Cybersecurity, Automated pen testing, Breach and attack simulation