2022, Annual Penetration Testing Intelligence Report. Read Now

What is Open -source Intelligence, and how is it used?

Threat intelligence has received much attention from security teams in the last few years. In their fight against threat actors, security teams require all possible tools and mechanisms in their arsenal. Threat intelligence (TI) analyzes data from one or more threat intelligence feeds. These feeds contain a continuous stream of data related to current security … Continued

Top Cybersecurity Statistics for 2022

Threats and attack vectors in cyberspace have continued to evolve and become more sophisticated than ever. If you look at cybersecurity statistics in the last couple of decades, you will find that the number of cyber-attacks has increased, and so is the extent of their damage. For instance, IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach Report … Continued

How does penetration testing help with compliance?

Modern-day businesses work in a dynamic regulatory environment. As data security and privacy discussions become mainstream, compliance requirements have continued to increase. Alongside the governments, sector-specific regulatory authorities and industry associations are now developing laws, standards, and regulations that organizations must comply with. Some of these laws even prescribe fines for failing to protect data … Continued

What is Penetration Testing?

Pen testing exercises help organizations gain greater insight into their current security posture. Often, pen testing is done by a team of highly trained and certified professionals. Pen testing is often informally referred to as ethical hacking. Expert pen testers hired by organizations will use several non-intrusive and non-disruptive techniques to break into systems to … Continued

Preventing Cyber Attacks in 2022 – Strategy “Must Haves”

With modern day businesses digitizing more and more, the digital attack surface is ever expanding, and cyber adversaries continue to pose an increasingly serious threat to their security. Over the past couple of years, remote work has become more common than ever leading to boundaryless networks and organizations, giving opportunistic cybercriminals a chance to take … Continued

F5 Big-IP vulnerability CVE-2022-1388 Advisory

F5 Big-IP F5’s BIG-IP is a family of products covering software and hardware designed around application availability, access control, and security solutions. Vulnerability: A critical CVE (CVSS 9.8/10) has come into light that is also being actively exploited in the wild. This vulnerability resides in iControl REST functionality in F5 systems which can result in … Continued

1 Penetration Test is worth 100 Vulnerbility Scans

If you’re a professional who’s responsible for keeping your organization’s tech stack secure, ask yourself this: What are you gaining from running vulnerability scans on your assets? The answer to this question is a bit complex in that it’s subjective – an automated scan can only do so much, and the results end up being … Continued

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Securely Managing an organization’s tech stack entails a vast set of simultaneously moving parts that require consistent and effective security measures to ensure that confidential data and inside privileges are kept private – however, it doesn’t end there. Hypothetically, if the security measures aren’t effective, consider the amount of time and resources that are going … Continued

Web Application Penetration Testing Checklist

Information Gathering  There’s an old saying that holds value in this scenario regarding Web Application Penetration Testing – “Begin with the End in Mind.” One of the biggest components of ensuring that your organization gets the most value out of a Web Application Penetration Test is proper planning, which cannot be overlooked. Once you can … Continued

Decode Black Box, Grey Box and White Box in PenTesting

Before we dive into answering this complex question, let’s first take a moment to understand what Penetration Testing is. Penetration Testing, otherwise known as PenTesting, is a process for identifying the weaknesses in an organization’s digital environment intended to elevate security posture and build resilience against cyber-attacks. Traditionally, Penetration Testing is being conducted either manually … Continued