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Today, I’m proud to share news of another significant advancement from Core Security Technologies: the Core CloudInspect cloud security testing solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Given the spate of high-profile breaches in the news, it’s no surprise that organizations are actively seeking ways…

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A common question I get asked by customers and non-customers alike is about how our products can help them assess the effectiveness of their defensive products and measure the amount of additional security that these investments offer. In a lot of environments patches…

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Those who know me are aware that I wasn’t born with perfect dress sense (being colour blind doesn’t help) and as such I have a tendency to rely on sales assistants at clothing shops to help pick out new outfits. Experience has taught…

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Cyber crime has exploded in 2011. US-CERT noted a 40% increase in computer intrusions and the FBI's number-one criminal priority is still cybercrime. The recently released SAIC / MacAfee study, "Underground Economies," is fairly damning of the laissez-faire approach to cyber security taken…

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One of the things that I love about working for Core is our freedom to work on things that we are interested in. Instead of being expected to focus 100% on the project du jour and produce x lines of code per day,…

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Having worked with such a large number of our customers in both technical support and training has really shed some light on the truths of commercial penetration testing. The reality we face is that even the most advanced pen testers who currently hold…

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When Guglielmo Marconi first demonstrated wireless telegraphy in 1896, he probably did not foresee an era when the telephone would be wireless and subsequently utilized to facilitate global commerce. According to Gartner, the world is expected to have over 1.8 billion smartphones by…

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As some of you readers may already know, I’ve made the decision to leave Core and join SpiderLabs. Some life changes (notably, a child!) have occurred and while I’ll miss Core greatly, I’m excited about my new life. I’ve been with Core for…

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Since Congress instituted the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002 to address information security challenges facing government agencies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has regularly recommended new guidance to help give agencies a clearer deployment path to a…

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Here we are in the middle of March, and it is hard to believe we are almost a quarter of a way through 2011. What is even more impressive is the rate at which the Exploit Writing Team, the CORE IMPACT Pro development…

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