Vulnerability Assessments and PenTesting (VAPT)

Vulnerability Assessments and PenTesting (VAPT)

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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND PENTESTING (VAPT) What Is VAPT? Vulnerability assessment is the process of identifying and quantifying security vulnerabilities in an organization’s environment. A Penetration Test on the other hand involves simulating the actions of an cyber attacker, using many tools and techniques, to exploit critical systems and gain access to sensitive data. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) are two types of vulnerability testing. The tests have different strengths and are often combined to achieve a more complete vulnerability analysis. In short, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments perform two different tasks, usually with different results, within the same area of focus. Vulnerability assessment tools discover which vulnerabilities are present, but they do not differentiate between flaws that can be exploited to cause damage and those that cannot. Vulnerability scanners…
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How To Protect Your Mobile Devices

How To Protect Your Mobile Devices

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There has always been a demand for safely browsing the internet and social media from your mobile device. We thought we would compile a short publication about how to protect your mobile devices from Malware and hackers alike. Always deploy strong Passwords or Passcodes on mobile devices. Always lock your device when not in use. Do not share Passwords or Passcodes with anyone. Enable "device wipe" solution on multiple failed authentications. Enable 2FA (two-factor authentication) and/or biometric authentication on your device. Use encryption on your device. Disable features like Wifi, Location, Bluetooth and Hotspot when not in use. Enable only when needed and disable immediately after. Do not install any application unless it has been verified secure by the App Store. Remove apps you do not use. Always ensure you…
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WWW is for Wild Wild West

WWW is for Wild Wild West

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Is IT Security on the verge of becoming a vigilante term? It seems like the internet has become the Wild Wild West and IT Security Professionals are being forced to defend their domains with ruthless unconventional responses…an eye for an eye if you will. After multiple attempts to report a CryptoJacker, the miner is still allowed to continue mining and making profits from your infrastructure. Because this was reported almost 2 weeks ago, I can’t help but wonder why authorities have done nothing to protect the victims? Is it our duty as ethical practitioners to protect our infrastructure by shutting down the mining pool provider for harboring a criminal? CryptoJacking does not only affect the unsuspecting hosting website but, the user who visits the breached website, is also exposed to…
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Web Application Security Management

Web Application Security Management

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One of the main components in marketing today is your website. Protecting its integrity has become an increasingly difficult thing to do with vulnerabilities being exploited daily and a skills shortage in Information Security. While the majority of companies refuse to take steps securing the information stored on these sites, they are soon reminded why ignoring the possibility of a breach, could cost them penalties and fines set out by the authorities regarding Privacy of Information. Not only does a breach disrupt business operations, but could cause irreparable reputational damage. What would the financial impact be should your business suffer a breach. One way to find out would be with a Cost of Data Breach Calculator. Our services offer you continuous monitoring and assessments of Web Application Security. We stay…
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