Cyber Security Articles & News

Pros and Cons of Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing

When it comes to an organization’s cybersecurity, vulnerability scanning and penetration testing can protect your business from threat actors. But what are the differences, and when should you use one over the other?

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What Are the Phases of a Pentest?

When your business is unprepared, threat actors can take advantage of vulnerabilities and compromise your systems. In some cases, vulnerability scans and assessments may help you get back on track. However, if you know you have an internal cyber security incident or have had one that you’ve been told is now “fixed,” a penetration test may be the right option to improve the security posture of your organization. 

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What is a Pentest Framework?

Penetration tests are performed by cybersecurity companies to help find weaknesses in an organization's network, in internal systems, and show that organization how threat actors can exploit those vulnerabilities. 

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What is External Network Pentesting?

If your organization has conducted a penetration test in the past, it was likely one of six main types of pentests

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6 FAQs From CISOs About the Pentesting Process

As a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you have the responsibility of not only directing your organization’s security but also conveying your risk status to leadership.

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Penetration Testing Service Considerations for Multinational Enterprise Corporations

Multinational corporations face unique challenges when considering the best approach to penetration testing. 

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Lessons from Penetration Testing: 7 Real-World Findings

The internet today is swarming with cybercriminals just waiting for the right opportunity to gain a foothold into your organization's network. One of the best ways to stay ahead is to find your organization's weak spots before cyber criminals do. 

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What's Included in a Penetration Test Report?

Penetration tests are an extremely useful exercise to mitigate risks and patch your security gaps. However, some businesses get the report just to meet compliance standards, then forget about it. 

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