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Penetration testing isn’t the way to secure your organization

DARK READING RESEARCH REPORT
The State of Penetration Testing 2021

Organizations Pen Test to be Proactive

 

 

 

69 

of organizations primarily
conduct penetration tests
to prevent breaches.

But Penetration Testing Doesn't See Enough

60 Circle

worry that current penetration
tests cover only a portion
of their attack surface and have left
them with too many blind spots.

 

47 Circle

are concerned that their
penetration tests only help
them detect known assets
and not new or unknown ones.

Isn't Used Used Often Enough

45 (1)
conduct pen tests just
once or twice annually.

 

27 (1)
conduct pen tests
once a quarter.
10 (1)
conduct pen tests monthly.

And is too Expensive to be Practical

1M-1

12% spend more than $1 million 
8% spend $500,000 – $1 million
30% spend $100,000 – $500,000  
5% spend up to $100,000
annually on penetration testing.
 
 
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GO BEYOND PEN TESTING

For our inaugural 2021 report, we partnered with Dark Reading to research the current state of penetration testing practices at enterprise organizations. pen testing

The survey queried 108 IT and security managers from enterprise organizations with 3,000 or more employees across more than 16 industry verticals.

Read all the results by completing the registration form.

To get all of the results, register now to read the full report — The State of Penetration Testing - 2021