Category Archives: Security Testing

Penetration Testing

Thorough penetration testing involves social engineering, vulnerability scanning, and the manual hacking of computer systems, networks, and web applications. Several regulatory compliances and standards recommend and/or REQUIRE pen tests. Some examples include PCI, SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA, NIST, DFARS etc. PCI-DSS regulations mandate both an annual and ongoing penetration testing after any system changes. SOX […]

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Penetration Testing is a Necessity

THE 411 ON PENETRATION TESTING Organizations everywhere are being asked to build a stronger security posture to protect their company data. There are many aspects to doing this and they are different for every organization.  One way to determine the gaps in your current security posture is by performing something called a penetration test. A […]

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Network Security Study

Network Security Study A network security study is a helpful guide that will give you valuable insight into your environment and remediation plans for potential risks. With the guidance of our virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO), you will be able to evaluate your defensive posture and overall operational security. The study will leave you […]

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When is the Last Time you had a Network Security Study?

We often hear from small business owners that they had either never heard of a network security study or they haven’t had one recently. If you can relate, you should keep on reading. A network security study is a helpful guide that will give you valuable insight into your environment and remediation plans for potential […]

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Q&A with Kyber’s vCISO

This week’s Cybersecurity Awareness theme is “Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity”. We felt it was the perfect opportunity to sit down with our Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO), Bob Thomas. Bob gave us the inside scoop on the importance of his role for helping our Kyber clients. In addition to our regularly scheduled […]

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your IT Infrastructure

An organization’s IT infrastructure has become a vital part of all operations and affects nearly every aspect of the business.  As such, it is critical to keep all of your systems up to date with the latest security patches. Every piece of technology that touches your network including; desktops, laptops, phones, servers, switches, etc. should […]

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Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Scanning – Guest Blog by Michael Giuffrida

With businesses today having to abide by one or more compliance standards such as NIST, PCI or HiPPA, the question about penetration testing and vulnerability scanning often arises.  Many compliance standards require that you perform these tests at least annually, but very little additional information is provided about what that means. To begin, there is […]

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Out with Kaspersky

The Department of Homeland Security is running from Kaspersky, should you too? This week was a bad week for Kasperky Labs, maker of one of the more popular traditional antivirus products for desktops and other computer endpoints. As close ties to the Russian intelligence community were discovered about Kasperky, The United States Government as well […]

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