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Pentest Methodologies

There are many Pentest Methodologies that all share the same basic approach but their phases are named differently:

  • Pre-engagement steps / Preparation / Scoping
  • Intelligence Gathering / Information Gathering / Reconnaissance (Recon) / Open source intelligence (OSINT) / Footprinting
  • Threat Modeling
  • Scanning / Mapping / Enumeration /┬áVulnerability Analysis / Discovery
  • Exploitation
  • Post-Exploitation / Maintaining Access / Covering Tracks
  • Reporting

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