We get a lot of questions about what makes continuous penetration testing more valuable than traditional timebox testing. Seriously, A LOT of questions – all of which are warranted.
Take a look below, and we’re pretty sure you’ll see the benefits when the two methods are stacked side-by-side.
We get it, regular ol’ once-a-year penetration testing is the norm. It’s what your company has budgeted for, what you’re IT team is used to, and in many cases, what your expected to do. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to protect your network.
Think about this: Why would you test your network security from emerging cyber-security threats only once a year. That’s like picking a random day and turning on your home’s security system. Yea, you’re safe for a moment – but only for a point in time.
Password. Password123. Yea, you’ve seen them all when it comes to bad passwords. It comes standard when managing IT security.
But while your organization likely requires special characters, uppercase letters and even a number or two, if you don’t require longer passwords you’re not taking one of the most important steps to protect your network.
We’ve laid out 14 credible reasons to require everyone in your organization to use 14-character passwords. We’re pretty sure you’ll be convinced. If not, long live Password123.
Trying to wrap your head around what separates Continuous Penetration Testing from other forms of network security testing? Well, we get it.
That’s why we’ve put together this handy little video. Sit back, have a snack and learn how CPT works, why it’s advantageous and how it can help you keep your organization’s network safe.
Maybe you’ve heard your IT security team talking about attack surfaces? Or, maybe the term has come up during a virtual conference or in your newsfeed. It’s important to take a step back and understand what an attack surface is and why you need to protect it.
If you’re not in the cybersecurity trenches daily, it can be tough to get a clear understanding of many popular terms used by the professionals testing your organization’s network.
To lend you a hand, we’ve compiled a list of some terms you can expect to see regularly (especially if you work with us). We’ll keep this list updated regularly. And, if you don’t see a term you’ve heard just send us a note. We’ll be sure to add it.
Automated Vulnerability Scanners, on the surface, have a lot of appeal to IT directors. But the harsh reality is they provide a false sense of security and leave your network exposed. Click to learn more about understanding scanners and pentesting.
Bug-bounty programs live and die by their ability to target public-facing assets and then expose related vulnerabilities. But one asset is out of their reach, and it’s arguably the most dangerous to your network.
Oh, the world of good ol’ bug-bounty programs. In recent months they’ve become a hot topic for IT teams looking to unearth vulnerabilities.
And it’s easy to see why. They’re flashy and promise the world. Your company gets notified when a vulnerability is detected. The bounty hunter gets paid for the finding. Everybody leaves happy. Well, not really. Find out why.
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