The difference between Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

Many information security professionals are familiar with the terms ”‘vulnerability assessment” and “penetration testing” (“pentest” for short). Unfortunately, in many cases, these two terms are incorrectly used interchangeably. This post aims to clarify differences between vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, demonstrate that both are integral components of a well-rounded vulnerability management program, and discuss when […]

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Web Security Blog – Acunetix authored by Ian Muscat. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/acunetixwebapplicationsecurityblog/~3/ehgtRCdm3B8/