Episode 7

Penetration Testing FAQs

In this episode Sean Mahoney is joined by Stanley Li and Professor Michael Lassiter from Netswitch to discuss some of the most commonly asked questions about penetration tests, which include:

  • How do I know a pen test is effective?  
  • How do we set the goals of the pen test? Will you make recommendations to the business?
  • How can we trust your automated tool? 
  • Do I need a black box test for PCI-DSS or HIPAA compliance?
  • When you send the post pen test report to us, what are supposed to do with it? 
  • How long should it take to do the remediation work?
  • Do we have to remedy the vulns or do you?
  • How do we know the vulns found in the pen test are corrected properly?
  • My vendor (or customer) wants to see the pen test results as part of their supply chain review. Should I share it with them?

Sponsored by Netswitch Technology Management - netswitch.net

About the Podcast

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About your hosts

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Stanley Li

➤WHO I HELP & WHAT I DO: I help organizations with <1000 users to manage the cyber risk to meet compliance & regulatory requirements in IT & Cybersecurity. SecurIA®- the proprietary Managed Detection & Response platform I developed for Netswitch & Securli, has proven to reduce cost, risk, & time for our clients.

➤MY STORY: For the past 20 years I’ve dedicated my life to building Netswitch in order to protect and secure our clients’ data & critical infrastructure from the ever-increasing threat of cyber-attacks.
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Sean Mahoney

In today’s disparate workplace and the advances of technology, it is increasingly important to leverage technology to meet business requirements and drive cost savings. Sean is experienced in translating the technical to non-technical audiences.
It is incumbent upon businesses to identify opportunities to integrate automation and machine learning into operations to improve efficiencies and allow for faster reactions to market dynamics.
Sean has a distinguished career of high-caliber cross-functional executive management. Demonstrably accomplished in formulating improved methods and streamlining operations, combined with equal success in identifying and capturing new business opportunities.
A hundred bad days make a hundred good stories. A hundred good stories make me interesting at parties.
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James Watson

Agency owner, marketing consultant and sales automation expert. Founder of MoreResultsMarketing.com.