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How to Select a Penetration Testing Provider

Published: 14 September 2017

ID: G00340210

Analyst(s): Claudio Neiva , Toby Bussa , Prateek Bhajanka


Penetration testing is important for security and risk management leaders needing to assess their organization's exposure to threats and ability to meet regulatory requirements. Finding the right provider to do this testing demands planning, a structured approach and due diligence.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • 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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