Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Scanning

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Often times, the words vulnerability scanning and penetration testing are used in the same sentence as if they were the same or similar, but they are not. Vulnerability scanning allows us to identify and measure the severity of vulnerabilities for all systems or devices using automated tools. Penetration testing is typically a goal oriented engagement that is performed to simulate real-life attacks on your network to test the defense mechanisms that you have in place.

Join us on Dec. 14th at 1:00pm CST, where we'll go over the difference between penetration testing and vulnerability scanning and the importance of both to your cybersecurity program.

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Meet Our Presenter 

Kevin Ivy

Security Solutions Engineer


Kevin has been working in the IT industry for 14 years performing roles from PC Technician to IT Director. Since joining TraceSecurity he has used his wealth of experience to perform social engineering, IT audits, penetration testing, and risk assessments. He is also a key component in the design and maintenance of our services that we deliver to customers. Kevin has certifications in PMP, CompTIA A+, and MCSA as well as an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology.