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Re: Is Pentesting Goal Oriented, or Coverage Oriented?

From: Kevin L. Shaw, CISSP, GCIH (kshaweeenterprisesinc.com)
Date: Mon Oct 05 2009 - 05:35:23 CDT

Your argument is correct in that it assesses vulnerabilities; however
the market/customers I have encountered both commercial and civilian
government consider a vulnerability assessment much less intrusive than
any penetration and insist on knowing which scanner you are using (i.e.
Nessus, Retina). There is much more speculation and no demonstrating a
"found vulnerability" as susceptible to privileged access.

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