Tag Archives: penetration testing


Over years of penetration testing, HALOCK has seen some enduring security vulnerabilities. They are so common, in fact, that we have come to expect to see them in the field. Many information security breaches occur because authentication vulnerabilities permit unauthorized access to applications, systems and data. If you were to follow these tips, our penetration […]


PREPARING FOR YOUR DATA BREACH. Author: Chris Cronin, ISO 27001 Auditor Most InfoSec professionals don’t want to think about becoming the next victim of a major data breach to make the headlines. And yet when faced with another major data breach it is a time when Executive Management and security teams reflect on their own insecurities. […]

Network Penetration Testing: What’s the Ideal Frequency to Conduct Pen Tests?

Some companies test once a year.  Some test several times a year.  So what frequency is correct for your organization?  Well that all depends on how frequently your environment changes and other unique factors affecting your organization. When determining how often to conduct network penetration tests, consider the following:

Why We Need Ethical Hacking

There is often confusion with the difference between “vulnerability scanning” and “penetration testing“, the latter being synonymous with “ethical hacking”.  This article/podcast, from the president of the EC Council, the accreditation body for the Certified Ethical Hacker designation, includes a nice explanation of this very important kind of security testing.

Best Practices for Achieving PCI DSS Compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI DSS, provides a well-defined list of security requirements, but many organizations are left with more questions than answers when it comes to determining how best to address each requirement in a manner that will be considered acceptable for PCI compliance.