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Things to Consider When Choosing Your Cybersecurity Tech Stack

Nov 27, 2020 4:15:00 PM / by Sudip Sengupta

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The evolving nature of cyber attacks has necessitated an overhauled defense deterrence for cybersecurity. Choosing the right cybersecurity tech stack helps administer security from external threats while ensuring you only adopt the tools and platforms that are relevant to your application and related workflows. As with any other form of technology, cybersecurity requires a combination of security practices (the approach) and software tools (the tech stack). 

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An Overview of Security Testing Tools in DevOps

Nov 20, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Sudip Sengupta

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We've previously looked at how Microservices are vulnerable and susceptible to attack vectors, and how implementing a DevSecOps model is always a sensible approach to ensure security best practices. 

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5 Ways to Screw Up Your Website Security

Oct 29, 2020 3:00:00 PM / by Leon O'Neill

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This was a lot of fun. Ask a DevSecOps engineer “how do I screw up my website security?” and you better take a seat, because the answer will take a while. In short there are lots of ways your security can go wrong. Some mistakes are more critical than others and while many of the pitfalls are widely known, nothing stays still - new vulnerabilities are discovered each day.

If you are not a developer, some of these issues may be too technical, some basic starting points would be HTTP vs HTTPs, we have also written a piece on the cyber security basics. This is also only a distilled version, if you have any other ways to screw up your website security please let me know, I'd love to hear! 

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How to exploit a Microservice Architecture

Sep 10, 2020 2:15:00 PM / by Sudip Sengupta

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We've previously written about the basics of Microservice security, but let's take a closer look about how Microservice architectures can be exploited.

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Open Source Under Attack

Aug 28, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Leon O'Neill posted in SecurityManagement

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Sonatypes annual research “2020 State of the software supply chain” uncovers lots of great insights into the open source world. Open source is such a huge part of modern development that the headline stat of 430% increase year on year of attacks targeting open source projects should be a wake up call for all developers.

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Microservice Security - What you need to know

Aug 14, 2020 1:46:19 PM / by Hitesh Raja posted in SecurityManagement

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A microservice architecture, often referred simply as microservices, is a set of services that are grouped in order to implement an application. Lately,  development teams prefer microservices, as it facilitates continuous delivery for large applications and adapts easily to the organisation’s needs as its technology evolves and scales up with very minimal effort.

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Manual & Automated - A Comprehensive Pentesting Strategy

Aug 7, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Leon O'Neill posted in WebApplicationSecurity, Cybersecurity, continuous Security

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This blog is a joint effort by Alice&Bob.Company and Crashtest Security – a strong partnership enabling thorough vulnerability testing. Penetration Testing is an important function in any cyber security strategy.

 

A proven method of increasing security is to simulate the attack on yourself and fix vulnerabilities before someone else finds them. Traditionally this has been done manually through a penetration tester (a “pentester”) or ethical hacker, someone who specializes in all the techniques used by attackers. A skilled pentester will work through an exhaustive list of vulnerabilities and attempt to find exploits in every area of a web application. It is a time-consuming process but necessary for any business who takes security seriously.

 

But what happens when your application is updated frequently? Having a manual pentest every week or even every month is unrealistic for most firms. This is where we see the case for automatic pentesting or continuous vulnerability scanning. By having constant automated pentests with every update you can eliminate the bulk of potential vulnerabilities before they ever reach production. This creates an underlying baseline of security.

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Cyber Security Basics Checklist - 10 steps for beginning your strategy

Aug 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Leon O'Neill posted in SecurityManagement, Cybersecurity

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In light of some of recent high-profile attacks; We wanted to share some basic cyber security tips for business of all sizes and provide a simple checklist so that you can audit your company’s cyber security strategy.

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What are the different types of Injection Attacks?

Jul 22, 2020 11:45:00 AM / by Hitesh Raja posted in WebApplicationSecurity, Cybersecurity

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Types of Injection attacks

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Has Corona infected your data too?

Jul 6, 2020 3:21:49 PM / by Hitesh Raja posted in WebApplicationSecurity, Cybersecurity

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As more and more companies insist employees to work from home during this pandemic, the whole cyber security of many companies are at huge risk. Can this lead to a network pandemic for companies and individuals? 

 

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