Automated penetration testing tools

Our clients often ask whether they should go for automated or manual penetration testing. The ideal recommendation is to follow a mixed approach. Absolute reliance on either of the methods can have a fair share of disadvantages. For example, manual penetration testing is time-consuming, and your team will not be utilizing the benefits of automated … Continued

HIPAA Security Rule for dummies

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a 1996 federal law that seeks to protect the medical information of patients. To achieve this, it lays down certain compliance requirements for covered entities. In the context of HIPAA, covered entities are organizations on which HIPAA is applicable. Under Title II of this act, the US … Continued

Firewall penetration testing explained

Firewalls form the first line of defense in your organization’s IT infrastructure. As a result, the attackers are most likely to scan and exploit existing vulnerabilities. A firewall can be either software or hardware. It continuously inspects your organization’s incoming and outgoing traffic. Generally, firewalls have predetermined rules and policies to either grant or deny … Continued

How to choose a PCI DSS penetration testing partner?

Cyber attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated and complex. An organization cannot sit back and wait for a security incident to occur before taking any action. Modern-day organizations need to adopt proactive as well as reactive measures to minimize cybersecurity risks comprehensively. Penetration testing is one such proactive measure that helps an organization in identifying vulnerabilities … Continued

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing in AWS for SOC 2 Compliance

Many organizations have now started considering security as an essential factor while choosing a vendor. This shift has led to a surge in service providers opting for SOC 2 compliance to demonstrate that they have implemented an adequate level of security controls, and an authorized third-party have audited these controls.  SOC, or the System Organization Control, prescribes five trust service principles (TSPs) – … Continued

10 Step Guide for Making your AWS Application PCI-DSS Compliant

As per the information available on Amazon Web Service (AWS) website, AWS is a certified PCI-DSS 3.2 Level 1 service provider which is the highest level of assessment prescribed by PCI-DSS. Similar to what we discussed in the last article, an organization using AWS products and services can rely on AWS infrastructure but has to … Continued

Dummies guide to AWS Penetration Testing

Last year, there have been many AWS breaches exposing various types of vulnerabilities including leaking S3 buckets, compromised AWS environments and misconfigurations. Now more and more organizations are moving to the cloud and adapting modern technologies into their development operation. Organizations are trying to improve their security and decrease the chance of a cybersecurity breach … Continued