Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Scanning

By Kevin Ivy, Security Solutions Engineer

"Penetration testing" and "vulnerability scanning" are used interchangeably, but they are actually very different tests with important and unique purposes. Security Solutions Engineer Kevin Ivy discusses the differences between these two types of testing and the importance of both to your information security program.

Kevin Ivy, Security Solutions Engineer

With over 17 years of experience in IT and Information Security, Kevin has been a great asset to TraceSecurity as an Information Security Analyst, Security Solutions Engineer, and now Director of Security Services. His areas of expertise include Systems Administration, IT Risk Management, Penetration Testing, and Network Engineering. He has performed all of our services, including risk assessments, IT audits, penetration tests, and more. As Director, he manages a team of 28+ Information Security Analysts in the development and execution of TraceSecurity services. Kevin also holds an associate degree in Information Technology from ITI Technical College.

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