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Hackin’ SaaS – Echelon’s Top 10 Web App Vulnerabilities
Hackin’ SaaS – Echelon’s Top 10 Web App Vulnerabilities
Echelon's Offensive Security (OffSec) team of ethical hackers conducts daily penetration tests on web applications, uncovering common vulnerabilities that threaten online security. In this article, we explore the top 10 web app vulnerabilities frequently encountered during penetration tests. From SQL injection to CORS misconfigurations, we'll delve into each vulnerability and discuss how to both exploit and safeguard against them.
Posted on Sep 13 / 2023
eLearnSecurity Web Application Penetration Tester (eWPT): Overview and How to Prepare for the Exam
eLearnSecurity Web Application Penetration Tester (eWPT): Overview and How to Prepare for the Exam
Prepare for the eLearnSecurity Web Application Penetration Tester (eWPT) exam with this comprehensive guide. Learn about the exam format, prerequisites, and tips to pass the practical and written assessments. Acquire valuable web application penetration testing skills and enhance your professional profile.
Posted on Aug 01 / 2023
Network Pivoting and the eCPPT Exam
Network Pivoting and the eCPPT Exam
Learn about network pivoting techniques for the eCPPT exam and penetration testing. Understand the concept of pivoting, explore tools like Metasploit, Proxychains, SOCKS Proxy, Chisel, and Ligolo-ng, and discover the differences between reverse shells and bind shells.
Posted on Jul 05 / 2023
Adaptability and Perseverance – Breaking Down the 2023 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
Adaptability and Perseverance – Breaking Down the 2023 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
Here are our key takeaways from CrowdStrike's 2023 Global Threat Report. Discover the latest threat trends and explore recommendations for staying ahead of threats.
Posted on May 23 / 2023
Level-Up Your Testing with Adversarial-Based Red Teaming and the TIBER-EU Framework
Level-Up Your Testing with Adversarial-Based Red Teaming and the TIBER-EU Framework
Traditional penetration testing may not be enough to simulate real-world attack scenarios. Discover the benefits of adversarial-based red teaming with the TIBER-EU Framework to improve your organization's ability to detect, respond to, and mitigate sophisticated attacks.
Posted on Apr 27 / 2023
Cyber Definition Problems: Red Teaming vs. Penetration Testing
Cyber Definition Problems: Red Teaming vs. Penetration Testing
Cybersecurity terms like "red teaming" and "penetration testing" are often used interchangeably, leading to confusion and misinformation. This article explores the differences between these assessments and why the misuse of terms can be detrimental to the industry.
Posted on Apr 17 / 2023
Pen Testing is Not Enough – Red Team Assessments in Healthcare
Pen Testing is Not Enough – Red Team Assessments in Healthcare
Learn why pen testing alone isn't enough to secure healthcare organizations from cyber threats, and how red team assessments can help identify and mitigate vulnerabilities. Here's a comprehensive overview of red teaming and its importance in healthcare cybersecurity.
Posted on Mar 14 / 2023
eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPT): Overview and How to Prepare for the Exam
eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPT): Overview and How to Prepare for the Exam
Preparing for the eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPTv2) exam? Here are three experiences from the Echelon Offensive Security Team and tips on how to prepare.
Posted on Mar 06 / 2023
eJPTv2 Certification: Overview and How to Prepare for the Exam
eJPTv2 Certification: Overview and How to Prepare for the Exam
The eJPTv2 certification is a globally recognized entry-level information security certification that validates practical penetration testing skills. Take a look at this article redacted by our Offsec team where they provide an overview of the certification and tips on how to prepare for the exam.
Posted on Feb 16 / 2023
Case Study: MetaOptima Enhances Security Practices through a Web Application Assessment
Case Study: MetaOptima Enhances Security Practices through a Web Application Assessment
As an organization that stores sensitive medical data, MetaOptima is focused on investing in their security posture. Here's how Echelon Risk + Cyber helped ensure they are functioning at their most secure level.
Posted on Feb 22 / 2022
Continuous Penetration Testing: Shattering the Hourglass
Continuous Penetration Testing: Shattering the Hourglass
Threats are continuously evolving - your pen testing should too. As attackers constantly find new vulnerabilities to exploit, a continuous penetration testing approach persistently emulates threat actor activity within a company’s unique environment, helping them stay secure over time.
Posted on Jan 31 / 2022
Risk + Cyber Perspectives: Securing Financial Services
Risk + Cyber Perspectives: Securing Financial Services
In this video discussion with Matt Tolbert, Senior Cybersecurity Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Matt and Dan discuss risks of remote workforces, planning for disruptions, mitigating 3rd party risks, going to the cloud, supply chain threats, and resilience in the future.
Posted on Oct 07 / 2021
Case Study: Bell and Howell Improves Cyber Posture with Echelon’s Unique Collaborative Approach to Pen Testing
Case Study: Bell and Howell Improves Cyber Posture with Echelon’s Unique Collaborative Approach to Pen Testing
Bell and Howell partnered with Echelon Risk + Cyber to test the security of their systems, ensuring that they will continue to be protected from future cyberattacks and avoid any future disruption to their systems.
Posted on Oct 06 / 2021
Mission Matters Interview: Dan Desko + Adam Torres
Mission Matters Interview: Dan Desko + Adam Torres
Our CEO and Founder Dan Desko was recently interviewed for Mission Matters Innovation with Adam Torres. The interview focuses on our core belief that security and privacy are basic human rights. We're built to live that mission every day.
Posted on Oct 06 / 2021
Banking in the Cloud: Key Considerations for IT Leaders
Banking in the Cloud: Key Considerations for IT Leaders
Considering a move to the cloud? There's a lot to think about, especially for financial institutions. This article lays out those obstacles and some considerations for overcoming them.
Posted on Sep 28 / 2021
Four Ways to Spice Up Your Penetration Testing Routine
Four Ways to Spice Up Your Penetration Testing Routine
Another year, another penetration test? Attackers are evolving, and so should you. Here are four ways to spice up your pen testing routine to be better prepared and reduce your attack surface.
Posted on Sep 22 / 2021
DefCon 29 in Review: The Best Sessions, Badge Spoilers and More
DefCon 29 in Review: The Best Sessions, Badge Spoilers and More
Have you solved your badges yet? With another DefCon in the books, here's our take on the best sessions and a close up look at some of the badges.
Posted on Aug 26 / 2021
Cyber Intelligence Weekly (Aug 15, 2021): Our Take on Three Things You Need to Know
Cyber Intelligence Weekly (Aug 15, 2021): Our Take on Three Things You Need to Know
This weekly post shares our intel around some of the major developments on the future of cybersecurity. This week: data breach at T-Mobile, Apple's privacy nightmare, and Microsoft needs to patch patching.
Posted on Aug 16 / 2021
Cyber Intelligence Weekly (Aug 8, 2021): Our Take on Three Things You Need to Know
Cyber Intelligence Weekly (Aug 8, 2021): Our Take on Three Things You Need to Know
This weekly post shares our intel around some of the major developments on the future of cybersecurity. This week: Federal agencies failing at cyber, Apple scans your iCloud photos, and a disgruntled ransomware worker acts out.
Posted on Aug 08 / 2021
Cyber Intelligence Weekly (Aug 1, 2021): Our Take on Three Things You Need to Know
Cyber Intelligence Weekly (Aug 1, 2021): Our Take on Three Things You Need to Know
This weekly post shares our intel around some of the major developments on the future of cybersecurity. This week: President Biden's memorandum on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, an FBI official advises against banning ransomware payments, and the search engine for hackable websites returns.
Posted on Aug 01 / 2021
Flexible & Secure Remote Penetration Testing in a Changing World
Flexible & Secure Remote Penetration Testing in a Changing World
Over the past year and a half, the worldwide workforce underwent a drastic and rapid paradigm shift that has brought with it new opportunities, attack vectors, and methods to test security. When testing security with penetration testing, partner with a firm using the most modern, advanced tactics to test your readiness for tomorrow’s attackers.
Posted on Jul 29 / 2021
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