Cyber Attack! Buckle up

Recently I came across the news of hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen and was shocked. Sometimes I wonder is the offensive toolkit and mindset evolving stronger or is the defensive side withering away. Of all the developers I have interacted with, very few understand the need for security. They always undermine their application and its scalability. If your application or environment is handling β€˜any’ records more than 10,000 in numbers – you...

What to look for in a pentest?

Vulnerabilities are increasing by leaps and bounds and any industry – technical or non-technical has to grow its security in sync or else, it is highly vulnerable and lucrative target. There is news of data loss, breaches every now and then. A rough estimate of the growth of vulnerabilities (as reported) over last decade (1995-2008) is shown in Figure 1. This accounts to vulnerabilities as reported, wherein there are hundreds of active (non-reported or un-patched) vulnerabilities...