Gartner Research

How to Select a Penetration-Testing Provider

Published: 01 February 2016

ID: G00290983

Analyst(s): Toby Bussa , Oliver Rochford, Claudio Neiva

Summary

Penetration testing is important for organizations needing to meet regulatory requirements for security or adopt a specific security control framework. It's common practice to hire a provider to do this testing, but finding the right one demands planning, a structured approach and due diligence.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Define Your Requirements and Testing Boundaries
  • Identify and Shortlist Potential Providers
  • Issue an RFP
  • Analyze RFP Responses and Select a Provider

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