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Vulnerability Assessment vs. Penetration Testing Guide

Why organizations are unable to effectively mitigate risk without routinely performing both.

For an organization to effectively mitigate risk, it is imperative that both vulnerability assessments and penetration testing be routinely performed by people with the appropriate expertise.

 

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From working with a variety of clients across many industries, we’ve discovered that there’s a general misunderstanding that vulnerability assessments and penetration testing are one in the same. While both aim to help companies identify potential points of weaknesses in their information security, the approaches are vastly different. Each enables organizations to assess their Information Technology (IT) vulnerabilities from different perspectives.

Download this guide to understand the differences between vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, why it matters who does your testing, learn why both are needed and how to get the buy-in internally.

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