Automated penetration testing tools

Our clients often ask whether they should go for automated or manual penetration testing. The ideal recommendation is to follow a mixed approach. Absolute reliance on either of the methods can have a fair share of disadvantages. For example, manual penetration testing is time-consuming, and your team will not be utilizing the benefits of automated … Continued

PCI DSS ASV scanning explained for dummies

Organizations across the globe are increasingly adopting PCI DSS to demonstrate that they securely store payment card data. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is a set of technical and operational requirements laid down by the PCI SSC (PCI Security Standard Council). Over the years, PCI DSS has become a reasonably expected compliance … Continued

How to choose a PCI DSS penetration testing partner?

Cyber attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated and complex. An organization cannot sit back and wait for a security incident to occur before taking any action. Modern-day organizations need to adopt proactive as well as reactive measures to minimize cybersecurity risks comprehensively. Penetration testing is one such proactive measure that helps an organization in identifying vulnerabilities … Continued

Top 5 open-source tools for network vulnerability scanning

Organizations conduct vulnerability assessments for their networks to identify the existing vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and loopholes. The results of such an assessment can help a network administrator in understanding the security posture of their network and implement defensive measures against potential threats and vulnerabilities. So often, vulnerability assessments involve a network vulnerability scanner tool which can … Continued

How to choose a web application security scanner?

For the decision-makers of an organization, selecting a web application security scanner for their business can be an overwhelming process as there is a lot at stake. An efficient web application security scanner can add value to the business, while a wrong decision can have significant negative impacts on the business. In this article, we will … Continued

Web Application Security – Top 5 Challenges

For security teams, the number of controls they can implement to secure a web application in production is limited while for the attackers, there is no limit on the number of attack vectors they can exploit. Slowly, businesses are acknowledging the fact that antivirus software and spam filtering are not sufficient to protect their technical infrastructure from cyber attackers. To … Continued

Security Testing for Web Applications – Best Practices

Security has now become a major concern for decision-makers. With an ever-increasing number of attacks and their complexity, it is only reasonable that the decision-makers invest in improving the security of their organization’s technical infrastructure. With web applications playing a pivotal role for many businesses to market their products, conduct business operations, sell products and … Continued

Web Application Security Common Misconceptions

Businesses, irrespective of their industry, are now deploying web applications to deliver their products and services efficiently. When a web application is being deployed, the development team tries to ensure that a web application has the minimum time to market possible. Moving to agile development is already not smooth sailing, and on top of that, … Continued

Web Application Security Testing Basics

If you pick up any periodical report on cyber attacks published by an organization or consortium, you will find that web applications are at the center stage of data breaches. With more businesses, either setting up their online presence or increasing it, the attack surface area for the perpetrators to exploit is increasing exponentially. On the other hand, it … Continued