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What vulnerability scanners don’t catch – and how it can cost your business millions

Automated Vulnerability Scanners, on the surface, have a lot of appeal to IT directors. They run in the background and are “always on”. They alert you when you have an issue. But the harsh reality is they provide a… read more →

Reliable Username Enumeration: A step-by-step guide

Collecting and validating an organization’s employee base is critical for any successful offensive information security operation. read more →

Continuous Pen Testing vs. Bug Bounties: A Comprehensive Comparison

In-depth info. to consider before choosing how you’ll test network security. If you’ve thought about using a bug-bounty program to test your organization’s network, hit pause and read this first. read more →

Launching a pentest: How to discover related DNS records

When starting a penetration test, we first try to discover domains associated with our target apex domain. To help you navigate this part of the process, we’re going to detail it, highlighting tips and tricks for… read more →

Leveraging hijacked Slack sessions on macOS

We are going to dig into Slack workspace compromise to provide additional information and tooling you can use to leverage access. This guidance will build off of “Abusing Slack for Offensive Operations”, a great article… read more →

Users are a top threat to your network – and here’s why bug bounties won’t help

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. read more →

How to hunt for SolarWinds Orion usage

Recent reports from FireEye revealed a large-scale campaign to infect company networks using a modified version of the SolarWinds Orion monitoring agent. read more →

Bug Bounty vs. Continuous Pen Testing: Understanding the Basics

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… read more →

InBusiness column: How testing protects your data – and bottom line

Getting hacked hurts. Not only is it often a PR nightmare and the cause of sleepless nights – a company data breach is a financial fright fest that can cost you millions of dollars. read more →

Top 5 ways hackers break into your network

Practical, expert-tested guidance you can apply to immediately improve your network security. read more →

Pro tips for purchasing and aging phishing domains

Good command-and-control infrastructure requires a known, trusted domain. When you’re first starting out, this can be difficult to find, but luckily other testers have provided many great resources. read more →

Discovering Active Directory Controllers in your Client Network

After initially accessing an internal network during a penetration test, you need to find out what the Active Directory (AD) infrastructure looks like. Here, we’re going to examine methods for this process from both… read more →

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