Both XSPM and pen testing have value in a robust cybersecurity operation, and neither should be passed over in favor of the other. The reason is simple, the two methodologies are designed to do different things, and both are critical for knowing how to defend the organization against attacks.more →
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DDoS Pen Testing
The IT Industry is full of terms and acronyms (see our DDoS Dictionary) and one that I have seen a lot of recently is DDoS Pen Testing, usually where Pen Testers are looking to include DDoS Testing as well. I wrote an article a while back on Penetration Testing and DDoS Testing and how these work together.more →
Taking Care of The Little Things
Resilient Firewalls, DDoS Mitigation, Multi-factor Authentication are the sexy parts of IT but can be easily brought down if the small things are ignored. By ‘small’ things I really mean the more mundane tasks linked to good IT security;
- Admin Rights
- SSL Certificates
If your AV is not up-to-date and a network user accidentally clicks on a
link, opens an attachment or falls for a phishing scam, it could result in
a destructive virus spreading around the network, locking users out of
important data or destroying the data.
Penetration Testing vs DDoS Testing
We all recognise that testing your IT infrastructure is paramount to keeping your systems secure, and we always discuss this with all of our customers. However, when we start to talk about DDoS testing we are often met with the view that conducting pen testing is enough. This lead me to write this blog explaining the two methods of testing, how they differ and where they fit in your network security arsenal.more →
Optimizing Your Security: Are You Prepared For A Cyber-Attack?
According to the Global Cybersecurity Status Report conducted by ISACA International in 2015, just 38% of global organizations claim they are prepared to handle a sophisticated cyber-attack. This scarily small figure shows just how at risk we are. Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common; a 2017 Malwarebytes report found that the frequency of ransomware attacks alone has increased by nearly 2000% in the past 2 years.more →