Create Pentest Objectives

Now that you’ve defined an asset, it’s time to define objectives for the pentest.

Define what you want our pentesters to test.

When you set up a pentest through the UI, your going through the following stages of our pentest wizard:

  • Define the Asset
  • Create Pentest Objectives
  • Specify Pentest Details
  • Plan the Pentest

This section can help you create pentest objectives. In the Cobalt UI, you can define pentest objectives in the following screen:

Pentest Objectives

On this page of the UI, you can:

If you’re not sure what to include in the UI, follow the links associated with each bullet. If you’re experienced with defining pentests, fill out the page, and continue to Pentest Detail Requirements.

We use the penetration testing methodologies listed on the page. If you want to know more about each methodology, navigate to the page associated with your asset.

If you start at the top of the pentest objectives page, your next step is to specify a target.

Invite Help

You may not have all the information that you need. To invite others to help define your pentest, look for the Add Collaborator icon:

Add Collaborator

If you select the icon, we save the current pentest, in draft format. We then prompt you for an email address of a coworker who could have more information about your pentest needs.

Next, your coworker receives an email to sign up for Cobalt, with a link directly to the pentest that you’re working on.


Pentest Target

Define where our pentesters can find your asset.

Pentest Methodologies

An overview of available pentest methodologies.

Test Credentials

Your pentesters need dedicated accounts to test your systems.

Special Instructions

Every asset is unique. What do your pentesters need to know about it?

Technology Stack

Your pentesters need to know the technologies behind your asset.




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Last modified January.01.2022