Penetration Testing Toolkit

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Perform intelligence gathering, vulnerability identification and analysis in a wide array of cloud providers to identify vulnerabilities and potential attack paths resulting in privilege escalation and remote code execution vulnerabilities on cloud infrastructure.

More Uses of the Penetration Testing Toolkit:

  • Ensure your organization supports the delivery of enterprise security services that support automated vulnerability scanning; manual and automated source code review; and penetration testing.

  • Guide: enterprise security, information assurance, penetration testing, cybersecurity and cryptography encryption concepts, web security, cyber risk, risk management, reducing cyber risk, vulnerability management/remediation.

  • Direct: integration of security requirements and design review into sdlc and driving remediation of application vulnerability scanning and penetration testing tasks.

  • Manage: present, demonstrate, account for and document operational impact of a particular vulnerability or the combination of many vulnerabilities and flaws.

  • Drive program maturity, reducing the time to vulnerability remediation by integrating technology platforms, automating processes, providing vulnerability remediation guidance.

  • Orchestrate: review penetration test stakeholder responses to findings concerning mitigation or remediation activities being taken to address penetration test findings.

  • Oversee: work closely with Security Program Manager to coordinate and remediate penetration testing, application testing, vulnerability scans, and system configuration management projects.

  • Be able to present, demonstrate, account for, and document operational impact of a particular vulnerability or the combination of many vulnerabilities and flaws.

  • Orchestrate: also conduct penetration testing, through simulated attacks on the system to highlight or find any weaknesses that might be exploited by a malicious party.

  • Ensure your organization contributes to developing and implementing tools for penetration testing and early warning of weaknesses or possible incidents developing on methodologies as promulgated by NIST, ISO, etc.

  • Engage in organizational security assessments, data classification, business continuity planning, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing projects.

  • Perform full scope penetration tests (discovery and exploitation of vulnerabilities) on live network infrastructure, services, Active Directory environments, and other systems/applications.

  • Be accountable for executing stealthy penetration testing, advanced red team, or adversary simulation engagements using commercially/freely available offensive security tools and utilities built into operating systems.

  • Prioritize, lead, and perform sophisticated penetration testing for on prem network infrastructure, web applications, business application, and cloud infrastructure.

  • Be accountable for performing static/dynamic code testing, manual code inspection, threat modeling, design review and penetration testing of internal web applications and external partner applications to identify vulnerabilities and security defects.

  • Support customers of large, complex enterprise consisting of vulnerability scanning, applications security, enterprise vulnerability assessments, remediation management, and penetration testing.

  • Support management in analyzing and implementing initiatives to improve overall performance test process and product quality to enhance the value for end users.

  • Support internal vulnerability scanning and external penetration testing activities, using advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities.

  • Confirm your organization ensures that quantitative and qualitative data is collected and analyzed to monitor the suppliers performance against agreed service levels, publishes the results, and initiates actions based on results.

  • Identify: effective interpersonal communication and leadership skills to influence operational changes, drive collaboration, and maximize adoption of new ideas, tools, and practices.

  • Steer: plan, communicate, coordinate and perform penetration testing, application testing, and security assessments at application, system and enterprise level.

  • Ensure your organization performs static/dynamic code testing, manual code inspection, threat modeling, design review and penetration testing of internal web applications and external partner applications to identify vulnerabilities and security defects.

  • Analyze results from scheduled vulnerability and penetration testing, follow up with IT staff on issues found and maintain issue tracking on all open security issues.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Penetration Testing Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Penetration Testing related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Penetration Testing specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Penetration Testing Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 994 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Penetration Testing improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. Are vulnerability scans or penetration tests regularly performed on all internet facing or customer facing systems and applications that are connected to the network?

  2. Who better to test the secure configuration of a server than a penetration tester that has extensive knowledge in the administration of server technologies?

  3. Which techniques is used when a system performs the penetration testing with the objective of accessing unauthorized information residing inside a computer?

  4. Why is it important for a penetration tester to have established an agreement with management as to which systems and processes are allowed to be tested?

  5. Does the provider perform penetration testing to exploit security vulnerabilities and determine how to mitigate any risks to important business data?

  6. Has your organization provided requirements with the vendor for documenting actual events in accordance with regulatory reporting requirements?

  7. Does the cloud provider have technology built to withstand a reasonably foreseeable attempt to infiltrate data, including penetration testing?

  8. Are you able to test physical security measures used to secure servers, critical data storage, or anything else that requires physical access?

  9. Has the it security office conducted a vulnerability scan, security review, or penetration test of critical departmental applications?

  10. Which tools is used to verify the network structure packets and confirm that the packets are constructed according to specification?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Penetration Testing book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Penetration Testing self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Penetration Testing Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Penetration Testing areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Penetration Testing Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Penetration Testing projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Penetration Testing Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Penetration Testing project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its information technology system is serving its needs as effectively and constructively as is appropriate?

  2. Risk Audit: What are the benefits of a Enterprise wide approach to Risk Management?

  3. Probability and Impact Assessment: Are trained personnel, including supervisors and Penetration Testing project managers, available to handle such a large Penetration Testing project?

  4. Quality Management Plan: How are your organizations compensation and recognition approaches and the performance management system used to reinforce high performance?

  5. Schedule Management Plan: Is a payment system in place with proper reviews and approvals?

  6. Project Management Plan: Are there any windfall benefits that would accrue to the Penetration Testing project sponsor or other parties?

  7. Lessons Learned: How well were your expectations met regarding the extent of your involvement in the Penetration Testing project (effort, time commitments, etc.)?

  8. Requirements Documentation: Basic work/business process; high-level, what is being touched?

  9. Quality Audit: Are all areas associated with the storage and reconditioning of devices clean, free of rubbish, adequately ventilated and in good repair?

  10. Project Scope Statement: What should you drop in order to add something new?

Step-by-step and complete Penetration Testing Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Penetration Testing project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Penetration Testing project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Penetration Testing project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Penetration Testing project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Penetration Testing project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Penetration Testing project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Penetration Testing project with this in-depth Penetration Testing Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Penetration Testing projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Penetration Testing and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Penetration Testing investments work better.

This Penetration Testing All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.