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Leon O'Neill

Marketing @ Crashtest Security

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Open Source Under Attack

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


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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Manual & Automated - A Comprehensive Pentesting Strategy

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


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


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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