Re: What is being a pen tester really like?

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Diarmaid McManus wrote:

Apologies, I was under the impression from my quick read that Kluge
meant "Its a pen test if you don't _attempt_ a penetration" rather
than "Its a pen test if you _fail_ to penetrate".

However, no penetration test should fail. You should always be able to
get access if your client allows you to cover all areas, such as
Physical testing, Social Engineering, etc.

But that depends on the contract with the customer, doesn't it?
If the customer does not order the full program then full coverage
is not possible and a successful penetration may indeed not be
possible (in the given amount of time).
I agree, that with the full program there should be at least one
successful way in.


Christine Kronberg.

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