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Industry Regs

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Artful Dodger

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Post Wed May 07, 2008 2:04 pm

Industry Regs

Hi everyone,
this should be an easy question, but I cant seem to find a good list.  so I figured I would ask my new favorite site!

What industry regulations require Pen Testing?  I know the sections in PCI, and I know HIPAA kinda almost suggests it.  What other regs state that you must?
CISSP, C|HFI, Security+, Network+, XYZ...blah.
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Post Thu May 08, 2008 3:14 am

Re: Industry Regs

From my experience (BS7799/ISO27001 standards) pen testing isn't required for standards but it is the de factor standard for 'proving' your security posture is working. Basically if you don't do pen-testing you better have a good reason for not doing it and be able to explain to the auditors why you feel your systems are secure without standard testing.

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