Penetration testing meaning: 4 things you should know — Privacy Ninja

Penetration testing meaning

Penetration testing stages

1. Reconnaissance and Planning

2. Scanning

3. Gaining access

4. Maintaining access

5. Analysis

  • Identifiable flaws that were exploited
  • The sensitive information accessed
  • The length of time the penetration tester was able to remain undiscovered in the system.
  • Security specialists evaluate this data in order to configure an enterprise’s WAF settings and other application security solutions in order to patch vulnerabilities and prevent further attacks.

Penetration testing methods

External testing

Internal testing

Blind testing

Double-blind testing

Targeted testing

Industry Standards

  • Pre-engagement interactions
  • Intelligence gathering
  • Threat modeling
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Exploitation
  • Post exploitation
  • Reporting

How a DPO can help organisations

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