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Pen Testing: Reporting

by Gavin Johnson-Lynn

The quality of a penetration test report can often determine just how effective the remediation effort is, it’s important to get it right! This course will teach you how to create a report that will both stand up to scrutiny and help the customer.

What you'll learn

Penetration testing brings together various technical skills. Producing a report at the end of a test, however, requires some very different abilities. In this course, Pen Testing: Reporting, you’ll learn to produce a report that details the results of a penetration test in a digestible format, conveying all of the information a customer needs to remediate their vulnerabilities. First, you’ll discover the details you should put into each vulnerability within the report. Next, you’ll explore the key areas of a report and why they should be there. Finally, you’ll learn how to streamline the reporting process, so you can spend less time reporting and more time performing the test itself. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have all of the reporting skills and knowledge you need to produce a valuable penetration test report.

About the author

Gavin has 20 years’ experience writing software in regulated environments and for global organisations. The last five years of his development career were spent with a focus on security, becoming the security lead for a significant payments project at a FTSE 100 company. He has experience with languages from COBOL to .Net and now often finds those skills useful when developing with Python. Gavin's experience of software security revealed a passion for security, leading him to become a speaker a... more

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