MSI Strategy & Tactics Talk Ep. 18: Vulnerability Assessment vs. Penetration Testing

A vulnerability is the process of identifying and quantifying vulnerabilities on your network systems. A penetration test is a goal-oriented exercise — it can be to get data on the system or to cause as much damage as you can in order to test the system. – Adam Hostetler, MSI Network Engineer and Security Analyst

What is the best security assessment for you? A vulnerability assessment or a penetration test? Are’t they the same? In this episode of MSI Strategy & Tactics, the techs discuss the differences between the two and how to know which one is best for you. Take a listen! Discussion questions include:

  • The difference between a vulnerability assessment and a penetration test
  • The width versus depth analogy
  • When an organization should use a vulnerability assessment and when to use a penetration test
  • How an organization can make sure they are asking for and getting the right fit

Brent Huston, CEO, Founder, and Security Evangelist
Adam Hostetler, Network Engineer and Security Analyst
Phil Grimes, Security Analyst
John Davis, Risk Management Engineer
Mary Rose Maguire, Marketing Communication Specialist and moderator

Click the embedded player to listen. Or click this link to access downloads. Stay safe!

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