CMGT/431: Information Systems Security Wk 4 – Testing and Assessment Strategies Paper
Part III: Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning
Provide a 1-page description of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning processes.
Describe how they are used as part of the organization’s testing and assessment strategy.
Format your citations according to APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment.
Penetration tests are used by firms to determine the weaknesses in their systems and determine any loopholes that attackers might use to access the system. Vulnerable scans are used to determine the exposures the system has that might lead to system being attacked. The two tests depend on the following factors; cost & time, scope and risk & criticality of assets. Penetration tests require a qualified user to handle it so as to determine all the prevailing attacks…………………………