Due to the high cost of penetration testing, I usually recommend that mature security programs consider it. If you're currently building up your security infrastructure and lacking several major pieces, invest your budget there first. Otherwise, the penetration test will only uncover vulnerabilities that you're already aware of. On the other hand, if you deploy penetration testing to evaluate a fully implemented infrastructure, you might gain valuable insight on potential weaknesses.
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