Understanding Penetration Testing Terminology

There is a lot of jargon used regarding security assessment and penetration testing. For those looking to understand a little more about penetration testing or those looking to refresh their knowledge, below are explanations of common processes and terms around:

  • Penetration Test Phases
  • Non-Technological Tests (Physical Assessements / Social Engineering)
  • Internal vs. External Assessments
  • White, Black and Gray Box Testing