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Vulnerability Assessment vs. PenTest
From: "James Harless" <jharless () kidwellcompanies com>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 15:56:32 -0500

Where is the line between a Vulnerability Assessment and a PenTest?  In
other words, which tests do you run which identifies your assessment as
a pentest rather than a VA?  
 
And, related, do VAs still have value?  Do you feel that a PenTest
includes everything that a VA would (and more)?
 
My thoughts are that a VA is just an effort to document all the
identified and potential vulnerabilities on a network.  A PenTest is an
attempt to identify those vulnerabilities and then exploit some of them
to verify their weakness.
 
 
James

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