Month: July 2018

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Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Scanning

I often see promotional emails offering penetration testing for a ridiculously low price. This should be a red flag to anyone that receives something like this. What they are actually selling is usually a vulnerability assessment and that is quite a different thing than a true penetration test! It is not uncommon for someone in...

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Russian Phishing Techniques – How did they get caught?

  On Friday, July 13, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as part of his investigation into interference with the 2016 presidential election, charged 12 Russian military intelligence officers with conducting “large-scale cyber operations to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” The indictment contains a surprising amount of technical information about alleged Russian cyberattacks against a range of U.S....

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How Much Does a Penetration Test Cost?

Ethical hacking is a great way to discover where your business security fails. Your company may have the technology in place to prevent data theft, but is it enough? How do you prove it? The most accurate way to know if you’re safe from a hacker is through live penetration testing, also called pen testing,...