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Building Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing by Kevin Cardwell

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Chapter 1. Introducing Penetration Testing

In this chapter, we will discuss the role that pen testing plays in the professional security testing framework. We will discuss the following topics:

  • Define security testing
  • An abstract security testing methodology
  • Myths and misconceptions about pen testing

If you have been doing penetration testing for some time and are very familiar with the methodology and concept of professional security testing, you can skip this chapter, or just skim it, but you might learn something new or at least a different approach to penetration testing. We will establish some fundamental concepts in this chapter.

Security testing

If you ask 10 consultants to define what security testing is today, you are more than likely to get ...

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