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Re: Vulnerability Assessment vs. PenTest
From: Christine Kronberg <seeker () shalla de>
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 18:54:26 +0200 (CEST)

On Sun, 6 Aug 2006, Arkem Paul wrote:


A Vulnerability Assessment should be a comprehensive look from policy and procedures to implementation of security in the network and should include such things as patch management, virus protection, user education, SOE hardening, infrastructure configuration, etc.

  So basicly an assessment is equal to an audit? The description above
  is what I usually expect from someone doing an audit.
  A vulnerability assessment I tend to understand in terms of investigating
  a specific application (in far more detail than a penetration test).

  There are a couple of term mixed every now and again (like someone
  else just stated: funny that we professionals don't come up with _one_
  definition):

  Audit
  Security Scan
  Security Assessment
  Vulnerability Assessment
  Penetration Test

  Did I miss one?

  Cheers,

  Christine Kronberg.



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