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Which one of the following lists describes different types of penetration tests?



A. Zero-knowledge test, partial-knowledge test, full-knowledge test
B. Hard test, soft test, moderate test
C. Complete test, partial test, minimal test
D. Technical test, cursory test, partial-knowledge test

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Asked by Chrisjkent, Last updated: Sep 08, 2020

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BISSYOJO

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Answered Jun 02, 2018

There are a number of categories of penetration tests. These categories are a function of the amount of information available to the tester and are summarized in Table 12-4.
Table 12-4: Categories of Penetration Tests Open table as spreadsheet CATEGORY CHARACTERISTICS
Open-box Testers have access to internal system code. This mode is especially suited to Unix or Linux.
Closed-box Testers do not have access to internal code. This mode is well suited to closed systems.
Zero-knowledge test
Testers are not supplied with information concerning the IT system and have to acquire information from scratch.
Partialknowledge test
Testers possess knowledge that may be applicable to a specific type of attack and potential associated vulnerabilities.
Full-knowledge test
Testers have extensive knowledge concerning the information system to be evaluated, similar to that possessed by an employee familiar with the system.
Security test and evaluation (ST&E) is another component of risk assessment that is useful in discovering system vulnerabilities.

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chrisjkent

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Answered Oct 06, 2017

Zero-knowledge test, partial-knowledge test, full-knowledge test
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