Tag: vulnerability scanning

Tag: vulnerability scanning

Security Incident Avoidance – Hackers know we’re away for Christmas…
23/12/2019 CISO Blog, Operational Resilience Blog, Security Advisory Blog EditoratLarge

It’s that time of year where many of us will be ensuring our organisations can still deal with a security incident whilst most of the workforce are at home watching Christmas movies like Die Hard – yes, it’s definitely a Christmas Movie. Hackers know businesses are running on skeleton staff during the holiday period so

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Are Organisations Getting their Pen Test BADLY Wrong?!
12/04/2018 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog EditoratLarge

The whole point of penetration testing (pen testing) is to identify how vulnerable an organisation’s technology infrastructure is to attack. I suspect, however, anecdotally, that a lot of organisations have lost sight of this goal and are now opting for a; vendor-led, paint-by-numbers pen test consisting of maybe one of two high-profile Internet-facing applications. I’m not saying this is a systemic issue but from my observation over the last few years, it seems this approach to pen testing is pretty widespread and I think we desperately need a return to pen testing’s ethical hacking roots…

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