CISSP Practice question #192

What is the final stage of a penetration test?
A: Auditing.
B: Reporting.
C: Exploration.
D: Deleting log files.

CBK 6: Security Assessment and Testing
Source: practice tests


B: Penetration Testing normally has 6 phases: Planning > Reconnaissance > Scanning (enumeration) > Vulnerability assessment > Exploitation > Reporting. The 6th phase for a real attack would be delete logs/evidence and install backdoors.

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    1. I might disagree as I believe log files should be deleted prior to reporting, but I am particular in that way. I believe that a report should not be offered until after such stage as such deletions should be noted in said report.

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