In order to protect valuable corporate assets and prove due diligence, security assessments and validation of controls are required on a regular basis. To adhere to regulatory compliance, these tasks are generally scheduled in advance and involve the repeated use of a single person or group of professional penetration testers. In this established routine lies a potential problem.
Penetration Testing is an art based on well-trained and highly creative individuals. Their most important task is to replicate attack strategies that many adversarial groups would launch against the corporate assets, defined as Physical Infrastructure or Intellectual Property. Threat Actors use widely different methods of attack plans, with an even more diverse range of tools, making it impossible to develop a “one size fits all” defense plan.