A penetration test, or pen-test, is an attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely trying to exploit vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, services and application flaws, improper configurations or risky end-user behavior. Such assessments are also useful in validating the efficacy of defensive mechanisms, as well as, end-user adherence to security policies.
Penetration testing offers many benefits, allowing you to:
Tech innovations tend to be tied to visions of the future, from the Apple’s “sleek and white” house style, evocative of a spaceship, to the sci-fi origins of words like “virus” or “cyberspace.” And by looking to the near future, we can better understand how to prepare for the present.
Understanding the real capabilities of unsupervised machine learning
“Hey, Siri. What is the capital of New York?” We all know what happens next — Siri provides the answer. How Siri knows the correct answer is not a mystery (we have the internet to thank for that), but what is more interesting is the fact that Siri is able to understand the question at all.
Hey, Siri. What is the capital of New York?” We all know what happens next — Siri provides the answer. How Siri knows the correct answer is not a mystery (we have the Internet to thank for that), but what is more interesting is the fact that Siri is able to understand the question at all.
Siri can understand and respond to human speech for the same reason Facebook knows which friend to tag in a photo before you even type their name. This “knowledge” is a technology called machine learning.
As an individual working for an identity-based security company, it’s getting a little tiring to hear about yet another preventable breach. At what point will we, as an industry, accept responsibility for protecting user credentials? We see breaches regularly reported and the credential is the common thread. It’s frustrating to know that intelligent authentication solutions could have prevented most of the breaches we read about in the news.