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Testing and pentesting, a road to effectiveness

I have been involved in computer security and security testing for a while and I think it’s time to talk about some aspects of it that get ignored, mostly for the worse. Let me just get this out of the way: security testing (or pentesting, if you like) and testing are very closely related.

The Testing Pyramid

What’s really good about security testing¬†being so close to testing¬†is that you can apply the standard, well-know and widely used techniques from testing to the relatively new field of security testing. First of all, this chart:

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