Are Penetration Tests Confusing?

Many self-proclaimed experts are incredible at selling a solutions or services that claim to solve all your cyber risks. Unfortunately, a magic bullet, two-birds-one-stone, or all-in-on-solutions often end up becoming inefficient, ineffective, complex, or often expensive for complete adoption.

The Yahoo Cyber Security Breach Costs Shareholders $55 Billion

This cyber breach could have been avoided with an access management patch costing $180,000.00 but management deferred this patching to the following fiscal year! The Yahoo 2016 sale included all real estate and investment assets including:

Penetration Test Not Elon Musk Science

Penetration Tests Not Elon Musk Science Do you think Elon Musk is designing a new Tesla model or SpaceX rocket without considering that his new technology must have the best systems security? When you are the top leader in your industry, even in technology innovation, someone will always try to negatively impact your brand, or steal your secrets. You better believe every piece of software or hardware designed into Musk’s products or creations is tested for vulnerabilities and defects. This …
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Dark Web – Your Credentials Are For Sale

We all know end user behavior is predictable, which makes their passwords pretty easy to figure out. How is this possible and know for certain? Think about the number of websites, applications, systems, social media sites you use on a daily basis that requires you to enter a username and password. Everyone knows individual passwords are common and very rarely change beyond a handful of complex and probable variations.

IT Vulnerabilities are here to stay

Don’t know how to identify vulnerabilities across so many platforms, applications, or appliances? Well you’re not alone. It’s a very common question and concern we often here from new clients. Why you ask? Well any IT professional can tell you risk can be elusive with so many complex infrastructure components, and in some cases these systems are not easy to integrate into your monitoring, SIEM, service desk solution.

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) – Why Enterprises Are Choosing this Cost Effective Cyber Defense

There’s a shift taking place in the cyber security model—driven by the massive quantities of data required to remain competitive and the need to share that data and secure it against cyber threats. Many companies are finding that managed security services are providing a solid solution to these changing dynamics. Powered by WPeMatico


Cyber criminals continue their onslaught of attacks with tactical methods constantly changing to evade capture. The statistics tell the story. Eighty-seven percent of IT security professionals surveyed reported their organizations have experienced at least one breach within the past 12 months.1 Powered by WPeMatico


Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB), cyber security protection must be a top priority. Here’s why. 55% of SMB’s surveyed revealed that their companies had experienced a cyber attack in the past twelve months, and half had experienced data breaches involving customer and employee information in that same time frame according to a Ponemon Institute survey.1 Powered by WPeMatico

Cyber Threat Alert: Emerging Cyber Threats and Cyber Security Issues

The DefendEdge team is constantly monitoring the cyber threat landscape. We have identified two emerging threats and a cyber security issue of particular concern, and are calling them out so you can take proactive steps to protect you organization. Below you will find a brief description of each individual threat, as well as links to resources that offer more information regarding the threat. Powered by WPeMatico

Cyber Threat Alert: National Lottery Hacked, Likely Stolen User Name and Password to Blame

It’s happened again. This time the National Lottery was hacked by cybercriminals. The accounts of more than 26,500 lottery players were compromised, according to a recent Infosecurity Magazine article. 1 Powered by WPeMatico