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Writing a Killer Penetration Test Report

Writing A Killer Penetration Test Report


You may have l33t skillz on the command line, but can you communicate through the written word?

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What’s Inside

The penetration test report is the deliverable upon which a penetration tester or security consultancy will be judged by clients and indirectly by future clients. Yet very few pentesters enjoy — let alone feel confident — crafting an effective report. If you are looking for a template — if only it were that easy! — and instruction on what to include in a pentest report and how to communicate effectively through this important document, this white paper is for you.

You’ll gain relevant instruction on:

  • How to add value with the report so clients’ can move the needle
  • What foundational writing principles you should be using
  • What content should be included in the pentest report
  • How to structure everything effectively