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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

What is the BEST initial approach when conducting a penetration test on an organization's network having no prior knowledge of their security posture, to ensure compliance with security testing protocols and minimize the risk of disruption?

  • Refer to the Rules of Engagement to define the scope and boundaries of the penetration test before starting any probing activities.

  • Initiate an active reconnaissance phase to immediately identify exploitable vulnerabilities in the organization's network.

  • Start with network mapping to determine the layout of the target infrastructure and systems.

  • Perform passive reconnaissance to collect information without interacting with the target system to avoid legal repercussions.

This question's topic:
CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Security Program Management and Oversight
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Security Program Management and Oversight
General Security Concepts
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
Security Architecture
Security Operations