An in-house penetration testing is more likely to be familiar with the organization’s application and network architecture. Therefore, the in-house team will be able to better integrate with the organization and its management. In several testing scenarios, the tester needs an in-depth understanding of the organization’s systems and architecture. In these cases, third-party penetration testers will first need to spend considerable time familiarizing themselves with the organization’s inner workings.
On the flip side, the internal penetration testing team may not be able to adopt the fresh perspective of an external hacker. An external penetration testing team will be able to do so with ease.
When it comes to dynamic testing needs, the scaling capacity of in-house penetration testing is limited. But, in third-party penetration tests, the specialist cybersecurity firm can rapidly scale up personnel and resources to suit your testing needs.