Discover the definition of the term Whitebox Testing presented by Les Assises de la Cybersécurité.


A white box intrusion test is conducted with a good level of information on the target and prior access to the system. It simulates the action of an internal adversary, with a good knowledge of the environment, its infrastructure, and enjoying legitimate access (most often non-privileged). Conversely, a black box test will only determine whether the exposed functionalities are vulnerable, as an external attacker could do without prior information.

Cybersecurity's obsession with hats and black and white almost makes its practitioners look like Ingrid Bergman or Humphrey Bogart. This probably explains the attractiveness of these careers...

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