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Penetration testing can have several different use cases. Learn about the different types of testing, how they compare to similar-sounding solutions, where it’s beneficial, what they do and more.


How Breach and Attack Surface Simulation (BAS) Complements Human-led PTaaS

TL;DR: Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) solutions and penetration testing (pentesting) are both critical components of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, but they differ in methodology, scope and frequency. Understanding the differences between breach and attack surface stimulation and PTaaS is crucial for implementing a robust cybersecurity strategy. Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) Explained Penetration […]


What is Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS)?

Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) combines manual and automated testing on a cloud platform for IT professionals to conduct point-in-time and ongoing penetration tests. TL;DR Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) is a hybrid solution that combines automation with human assessments to identify vulnerabilities that may be missed by traditional scanning tools. It allows […]


What is a Bug Bounty Program in Cybersecurity?

What is a Bug Bounty Program? All software has flaws. It’s the nature of the beast. In a bug bounty program, sometimes called a vulnerability reward program, an organization offers a reward to ethical hackers, outside security testers, who can discover and document bugs in its operating system and applications. The premise is that by […]


What Is Penetration Testing and Why You Need To Do It

What is Penetration Testing in Cybersecurity? Penetration testing, or pentesting, in cybersecurity is like hiring an experienced burglar to break into your home and attempt to steal your jewelry after you have established all of your home’s security systems. In cybersecurity, pentesting is an exercise where security researchers called ethical hackers perform a simulated cyberattack on an […]

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