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Benefits Of Web App Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking

Posted by Lindy Trout on Apr 28, 2022 8:59:20 AM

How does a new application transition from being theoretically secure to real-world secure? Security controls are necessary, but it’s even more important to ensure they are implemented, enforced, and hardened correctly before the application is exposed to the internet. Start with a Web Application Penetration Test to reveal the most critical areas for improvement and outline a clear path to securing those vulnerabilities. This assessment is performed similarly to an External & Internal Network Penetration Test; an ethical (white hat) hacker scours your site (or network) for low-hanging fruit and hidden weaknesses, so you can put up the right defenses before the hackers in the wild have a chance to attack!

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Topics: Penetration Testing

Using an Interactive Cross-site Scripting Backdoor

Posted by Bill Thomas on Feb 26, 2021 3:29:48 PM

As a cybersecurity engineer and an unapologetically enthusiastic “web guy,” I have both a personal and professional interest in finding new exploitation methods. Recently, I found an interesting and creative way to control a browser by exploiting a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. I learn by doing, so I executed the concept to see it work in practice. Without spoiling too much, I was very pleased with the results! This attack uses nothing more than Netcat and some clever XSS injection code. For those unfamiliar with Netcat, it’s a networking utility that reads and writes data across network connections.

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Topics: Network Security, Data Protection, Penetration Testing, hacking

How things stand: a cybersecurity recap of 2019

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Dec 19, 2019 2:00:00 PM
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, Information Security, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Incident Response, it risk assessment

ProCircular CEO, Aaron Warner supports the cyber community

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Nov 18, 2019 1:15:00 PM

ProCircular founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Warner is slated to speak at the first annual Awareness Con, an information security conference hosted by Black Hills Information Security (BHIS). The event will be hosted on Wednesday, November 20th in Adel, Iowa at the Adel Public Library. The purpose of Awareness Con is to draw attention to the profession of ethical hacking, commonly referred to as Penetration Testing, and the benefits this practice can have for organizations of all types. Penetration Testing is a simulated attack on an organization's computer and physical security systems to ensure that existing security measures in place are effective.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Penetration Testing, Company News

Where the Holes Aren't

Posted by Zach Zaffis on Jul 16, 2019 11:19:00 AM

Let’s just say there’s a lot to learn from history without quoting Sun Tzu… again. Especially in information and cybersecurity. While much of the birth of cyber realm revolves around the military - many of the members of our community are current or former members of various armed forces - many of us still refer to the military influence of old when working through our business planning and various actions revolving around cybersecurity. A great example is the common use or reference to Boyd’s OODA (Observe–Orient–Decide–Act) loop flow chart in both attack and defensive security applications. In sticking to a military theme, I want to touch on a story from World War II and its applicability in today’s modern cybersecurity world.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, Information Security, Penetration Testing

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