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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook by Jonathan Ness, Chris Eagle, Shon Harris, Gideon Lenkey, Allen Harper, Terron Williams

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CHAPTER 9Managing a Penetration Test

In this chapter, we discuss managing a penetration test. We cover the following topics:

• Planning a penetration test

• Structuring a penetration testing agreement

• Execution of a penetration test

• Information sharing during a penetration test

• Reporting the results of a penetration test

When it comes to penetration testing, the old adage is true: plan your work, then work your plan.

Planning a Penetration Test

When planning a penetration test, you will want to take into consideration the type, scope, locations, organization, methodology, and phases of the test.

Types of Penetration Tests

There are basically three types of penetration testing: white box, black box, and gray box.

White Box Testing

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