Red teaming is a proactive approach to cybersecurity, where a group of ethical hackers simulates real-world attacks on an organization's systems to identify vulnerabilities and test its defenses. This process helps organizations improve their security posture by revealing weaknesses before malicious actors can exploit them.
There’s a Latin proverb that says, “if the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” If you’ve ever hunted for a (new) job, you likely can relate. Of course, every workplace has its idiosyncrasies, but you need to find the “wind” that serves you best.
When you’re applying for a new job, you have your reasons—whether it’s to find a new challenge or to escape a toxic workplace, you want to trust that somewhere else will be better for you and your career. But when you’re sending off applications, it’s hard to know what you might be getting yourself into—most times, you won’t know until you’ve signed your new employment contract and are in (a new set) of weeds.
So, you’re investing in cybersecurity and are having a web application penetration test performed. No matter your reasons for doing so—whether you’re satisfying compliance requirements, a customer request, internally assessing your flagship service offering or confirming security policies—this is a great step towards strengthening your defenses.
For the first time since 2017, the FedRAMP Project Management Office (PMO) has updated the Penetration Testing Guidance document.
Famous detectives throughout history have always been thrown into cases. That’s the nature of their job—the situation to create the case occurred, and it’s up to Sherlock Holmes to follow a trail of clues to determine the solution. When you perform an internal network pen test, the nature of the work is similar, but there are a few things you can do to help these cyber “detectives” maximize your knowledge gained and action items moving forward. Schellman’s Pen Test Team is experienced, and we often get asked to perform this specific type of evaluation. Having gone into these sorts of engagements many times before, we want to share some helpful insight specific to this kind of test.