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Issue No.06 - November/December (2007 vol.5)
pp: 84-87
Matt Bishop , University of California, Davis
Students generally learn red teaming, sometimes called penetration testing or ethical hacking, as "breaking into your own system to see how hard it is to do so." Contrary to this simplistic view, a penetration test requires a detailed analysis of the threats and potential attackers in order to be most valuable. The author looks at penetration testing from the educational viewpoint.
education, penetration testing, hacking, ethical hacking, red teams
Matt Bishop, "About Penetration Testing", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.5, no. 6, pp. 84-87, November/December 2007, doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.159
1. M. Bishop, Overview of Red Team Reports, tech. report, Office of the Secretary of State of California, 2007.
2. M. Bishop, Computer Security: Art and Science, Addison-Wesley, 2003.
3. "Government Agencies Posting Sensitive 'Need to Know' Material Online," Fox News,12 July 2007;,2933,289011,00.html .
4. M. Bishop and D. Frincke, "Achieving Learning Objectives through E-Voting Case Studies," IEEE Security &Privacy vol. 5, no. 1, 2007, pp 53–56.
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