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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide by Lee Allen

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Before testing begins

Before we commence with testing, there are requirements that must be taken into consideration. You will need to determine the proper scoping of the test, timeframes and restrictions, the type of testing (Whitebox, Blackbox), and how to deal with third-party equipment and IP space. The Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) lists these scoping items as part of the "Pre-Engagement Interaction" stage. I highly recommend that you review this phase at: http://www.pentest-standard.org/index.php/Pre-engagement.

Note

Although this book does not follow the PTES directly, I will attempt to point out the sections of the PTES where the material relates.

Determining scope

Before you can accurately determine the scope of the test, ...

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