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Penetration Testing


Penetration testing is in the eye of the beholder

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." A famous phrase known to all indicates that our perceptions influence our definitions. The same can be said about penetration testing. Often when clients approach us for what they believe to be a penetration test, their definition and needs do not necessarily meet the accepted approach of those within the security field.


Guide to Cloud Penetration Testing: What It Is and Why You Need It

Odds are, you are already in the cloud. According to the Flexera 2021 State of the Cloud Report, 99% of people surveyed are using at least one cloud service in their business, and 97% of respondents are using at least one public cloud. The rewards of moving into the cloud are significant. In the cloud, you can build and launch new services and add computing capacity more easily than you can on premises, and in a more cost-effective manner.


How Penetration Testing can help prevent Ransomware Attacks

It is hard to believe, but ransomware is more than three decades old. While many would think that the ransomware mayhem started with the WannaCry attack of 2017, that is simply the most publicized example. Since then, dozens of ransomware strains have been utilized in a variety of cyberattacks.


How Penetration Testing Can Better Prepare You for a SOC 2 Audit

The goal of a SOC 2 audit is to evaluate and verify how a service provider, whether an IT provider, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, or other outsourced solution, handles sensitive customer data. Companies are pursuing SOC 2 certification because it is an industry-recognized way to show customers that their security program is worthy of their trust. When thinking about how to prepare for a SOC 2 audit, cyber risk assessment and penetration testing should be on your list.


Top 5 penetration testing methodologies

Penetration testing plays a key role in identifying and addressing vulnerabilities by simulating the behaviour of a potential attacker. A range of penetration testing methodologies have been developed to enable security professionals to achieve this safely and effectively. In this blog post, we discuss the leading pen testing methodologies, what they involve and the aspects they cover.


Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS): the evolution of Penetration Testing at AT&T

Let us start by defining Penetration Testing as a Service (also known as PTaaS) because there are several different definitions and variations being used throughout the industry. Some of the similarities include: This is where AT&T starts to differentiate itself from competitors. This next part we believe to be critical: There is a misconception about Penetration Testing as a Service, that it devalues the quality of testing.


5 Misconceptions About Penetration Testing for Mobile Apps

People these days use mobile apps for everything from ordering groceries and medicines to paying loan EMIs and sending or receiving money. While it sounds convenient, users' private info, such as email, home address, bank details, etc., is always at risk of being stolen. Therefore, it becomes the duty of app development companies to take up stringent measures to ensure complete security for their users. And that's when penetration testing comes into the picture.


What's the Difference Between Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Scanning?

Penetration testing and vulnerability scanning are both important practices that protect the network of a business. However, the two are very different from each other in the way they test the security and vulnerabilities of a network. Keep reading to learn more about the differences and how to decide whether one or both would best suit your needs.