Penetration Testing Plan

Assignment Content

A Penetration Tester evaluates the security of an information infrastructure by intentionally, and safely, exploiting vulnerabilities.

Take on the role of Penetration Tester for the organization you chose in Week 1.

Use the Penetration Testing Plan Template to create a 3- to 4-page Penetration Testing Plan for the organization you chose.

Research and include the following:

Pentest Pre-Planning
Engagement timeline: Tasks and who performs them
Team location: Where will the penetration team execute their tests?
Organization locations tested: multiple locations, countries (Export restrictions and government restrictions)
Which pentest technologies will be used? Consider the following as you research options:
Scanning Tools: Nmap, Nikto
Credential Testing Tools: Hashcat, Medussa, John the Ripper, Cain and Abel
OSINT Tools: Whois, TheHarvester
Wireless Tools: Aircrack-ng, Kismet
Networking Tools: Wireshark, Hping
What client personal are aware of the testing?
What resources provided to pentest team?
Test Boundaries:
What is tested?
Social engineering test boundaries? What is acceptable?
What are the boundaries of physical security tests?
What are the restrictions on invasive pentest attacks?
What types of corporate policy affect your test?
Gain Appropriate authorization (Including third-party authorization)
Pentest Execution Planning: Given the scope and constraints you developed in your Pentest Pre-Plan, plan the following pentest execution activities
Gaining Access
Maintaining Access
Covering Tracks
Pentest Analysis and Report Planning: 
Analyze pentest results
Report pentest results
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