Cyber Security Articles & News

What Is Pivoting in Cyber Security and What Does It Mean for Pentesters?

Data breaches in 2022 were abundant and sophisticated. Realistically, it’s expected that this year we will continue to see threat actors test their limits and find new ways to infiltrate cybersecurity defenses and steal or exploit private data — potentially costing organizations billions of dollars in damages. But how do threat actors do it? Pivoting is the name of the technique that many threat actors would consider their number one weapon. 

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What Is One-time Password (OTP) Social Engineering?

Even if your business has a mature cybersecurity program, there may be one vulnerability that threat actors can still use to steal your company data: your employees. Social engineering has evolved over the years as threat actors deploy new methods of fooling their targets — untrained employees — into granting access to the inner workings of your organization. 

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Pros and Cons of Manual vs Automated Penetration Testing

Although threat actors are constantly utilizing new tradecraft and tools to pose a real threat against organizations, cybersecurity experts — including white hat hackers — stand against these threats with innovative techniques and tools of their own. Penetration testing is one such tool used to find the weaknesses in an organization’s cybersecurity measures. These cyber-attack simulations can either be done by software (automated penetration testing) or by cybersecurity experts known as pentesters (manual penetration testing). 

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Understanding the Main Types of Penetration Testing

You may have heard about penetration testing, and have decided to dig a bit deeper to see if this cybersecurity testing can help your organization against threat actors — suddenly you’re lost in a jungle of jargon, asking yourself some confusion questions: 

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2023 Cybersecurity Budget Considerations for Your Organization

With the use of multiple work platforms and applications, organizations must choose between spending on cybersecurity or being vulnerable to devastating hacking techniques. One common roadblock is that companies don’t budget for the right cybersecurity measures. International Business Times states that “it’s now imperative that companies have cybersecurity in place to stop hackers from interfering with their data.” 

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Why Choose Mitnick Security for Your Penetration Testing Services?

Incorporating cybersecurity services as part of your organization’s security plan can help stop threat actors in their tracks. From cyber security awareness training to Red Team engagements, Mitnick Security offers a wide range of services designed to strengthen the security posture of businesses of all sizes. 

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Vulnerability Assessment vs Penetration Testing: Key Differences

While similar in some ways, the often interchangeably used vulnerability assessments and penetration tests are two different beasts. Throw vulnerability scans into the mix and, suddenly, most companies are confused.

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10 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs Penetration Testing

Suffering a data breach can be one of the most financially devastating events to happen to your organization — period. According to CNET, the data breach of T-Mobile in July of 2021 will cost the company $350 million dollars in payouts. 

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3 Results From Your Penetration Testing Report That May Surprise You

There are several steps you can take to protect your organization from threat actors, but how do you know if your cybersecurity posture is strong enough? Penetration testing — a simulated cyber attack performed by experts — is crucial when it comes to assessing your network’s vulnerabilities. 

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10 Things That Could Happen if You Don’t Conduct an External Penetration Test

Incorporating a range of assessments — including penetration testing — as a part of your security process can provide your team with confidence against cybersecurity threats now and in the future. 

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