Truth is SCARIER than Fiction Redux
October 30, 2014, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
Yes... To be honest, although we really do some neat stuff here at Coalfire Labs that can be pretty scary, I’ve got to give a shout out to “reality” for being even scarier than any emulated attack we could possibly develop. The astounding number of data breaches announced this year is just shocking, really. It really felt like there was a new one every month. As it turns out, there was! Even more than that on average, as we’ve had at least 14 of them over a 10 month span.
A billion reasons to enhance your penetration testing
August 20, 2014, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
There are so many questions regarding those leaked Russian passwords. Is this for real? What sites are on that list? How can you tell if your site’s users are in the “Russian Billion”? Isn’t this just a matter of changing user passwords? Bottom line: As a company with websites that have user accounts, what should you do?
Penetration Testing Frequently Asked Questions
October 29, 2012, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
You may have noticed this recent article about Google’s contest that rewarded a hacker for discovering a vulnerability in Chrome. Once Google verified the vulnerability, they were able to fix the bug and issue the cash prize to the hacker. This is a very public example similar to what Coalfire Labs does every day - working with security leaders to test their security programs.