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Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux by Aamir Lakhani, Joseph Muniz

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Statement of Work (SOW)

Before you offer Penetration services, you may need to write a Statement of Work (SOW) that outlines the work you are going to perform. This is typically the first step you would want to complete with your stakeholders before starting a project.

When writing a SOW, we recommend you follow a format that will ultimately represent your reporting structure. The basic format of a Statement of Work documents include the following:

  • Executive report: A high-level summary of the work you are doing, what you hope to accomplish, and your target audience..

Example of SOW executive summary is as follows:

The SERVICE PROVIDER is pleased to present the CUSTOMER with our methodology for conducting a security assessment. The principal objective ...

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