Entersoft hosted the Brisbane Hackfest earlier this month, as a practical, ethical hacking event to test digital assets of participating companies for vulnerabilities and fix them immediately with the help of our expert cybersecurity team. The 2-day program was organised in collaboration with AustCyber, Advance QLD and OCQE at The Precinct, Brisbane, Queensland.
A good answer is - Both.
There is no silver bullet to cybersecurity. Conventional approaches rely entirely on a single type of testing - either manual or automated web scanners - leaving business leaders in a difficult spot of choosing one way or the other for their products. While manual testing brings nuanced and intuitive strategy to the table, it could cause human-errors while taking several days to deliver results. On the other hand, automated tools that give instant results, do not promise the intuition that an actual human contributes. To add to the uncertainty, security testing vendors often position their approach as superior to the other, underplaying obvious shortcomings, jeopardizing entire products or businesses.
FBI Director Robert Mueller once said, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.” Every business, no matter its industry or scale, is a potential target and unless there is a strong security culture in place, odds are that a breach will occur, causing a loss of information, leakage of critical data or direct financial fraud. We have witnessed organizations across finance, healthcare, governance, retail, transportation, energy and education targeted by cyber-criminals in the last one year alone.
Entersoft successfully conducted Tel Aviv Hackfest in collaboration with SQ Link Group, Israel’s leading IT Company on 24 July 2018 at SQ Link office, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv.
Cyber security in FinTech is a growing concern, with no markets more directly impacted by its rise than banks, payments and Blockchain. Data from banks and other financial organisations is a premium target for hackers, offering clear incentives for their malicious attacks.
With this in mind, we launched the FinTech Hackfest - an event that saw white hat hackers from Entersoft, PwC and others, make Hong Kong Fintech products secure within 24 hours.
Adobe Flash Player is prone to an unspecified remote code-execution vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected applications. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause a denial-of-service condition. Adobe Flash Player version 188.8.131.52 and prior versions are vulnerable.
Building on the momentum from the first week at Supercharger, we moved into our 2nd week on a strong note.
Supercharger, what a great way to begin our acceleration! Being part of Supercharger can fuel Entersoft to fulfil the mission to be the best in application security. Entersoft is well-positioned to meet this goal by being 1 out of the top 8 startups selected to be part of the Supercharger accelerator program.