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IDG Contributor Network: 10 steps to managing a successful network penetration test

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    Much has been written about various tools and technical methods for running network penetration tests or pen tests. However running an effective and successful pen test requires some amount of technical management effort and planning to ensure that the test is successfully architected and executed. Below are 10 useful steps to consider and implement for your next network penetration test that will wow your team!

    1. Comprehensive network assessment

    A typical pen test at the simplest level does a penetration test of the company’s network and systems from the outside (external to the network) and optionally a test from the inside (internal to the network). Many companies choose to stick with the external assessment only.

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