Pen testing is all about doing all three of those things inside and outside of your business. We do all the obvious things and then go to the dark side to find vulnerabilities luring in the digital shadows. If we find a vulnerability, we attempt to exploit it (under controlled conditions) so we can close it.
GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming emphasises the importance of the Integrated Review and its recommendations in the Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Lecture.
I wrote this original article in September 2015 when I was relatively new to the cyber security world. When I came across the article a few weeks ago I thought it would be an interesting exercise to see how this has played out and changed over the last five years.
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