3 secrets of professional hackers your software team needs to know about

“My job here at Atlassian is to commit crimes and then write very, very detailed confession letters – metaphorically speaking.” Meet Alex: an engineer on our security intelligence team with a wry wit and a penchant for pop-color hair. Less metaphorically speaking, the team’s job (our red team, in particular) is to hack Atlassian’s systems exactly as real attackers would.


Undetected e.05: Cecilia Wik - A Lawyer's Take on Hacking

When is hacking legal? Host and security researcher Laura Kankaala delves into this topic with guest and Detectify General Counsel Cecilia Wik. NOTE: this episode does not give any official legal advice, but Laura picks Cecilia’s brain about the legalities of hacking with her area of expertise, the law. Their discussion covers different laws concerning the information security community such as copyright law, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Wire Fraud Act.


Ethical Hacking's Role in E-commerce Protection

We live in a high-tech society that has made many things possible. Today, small e-commerce businesses can sell to people wearing their pajamas half a world away. No longer does a business need a storefront to be successful. If you have an in-demand product, you can sell from anywhere with much less on-hand inventory and overhead than you would have needed not long ago. E-commerce has turned dreamers into successful entrepreneurs, and there's no looking back.


The Twitter mega-hack. What you need to know

What the heck has happened on Twitter? Twitter accounts, owned by politicians, celebrities, and large organisations suddenly started tweeting messages to their many millions of followers, at the behest of hackers. What did the messages say? Here is a typical one which appeared on the account of rapper, songwriter, and optimistic Presidential candidate Kanye West and was distributed to his almost 30 million followers.


Undetected e.04: TomNomNom - Hacking things back together

We know “go hack yourself,” but what about unhack yourself? According to Laura and Tom (@TomNomNom), it means understanding how something is built and how it works, before you can know if you’ve successfully hacked it apart. There were many valuable soundbites to take from this dynamic conversation between host Laura Kankaala and guest Tom Hudson of Detectify.


Detectify Crowdsource - Not Your Average Bug Bounty Platform

How does Detectify Crowdsource get the most skilled ethical hackers of the world to come together and have as broad an impact as possible? The answer – a bug bounty program, but not in the traditional way. I am Carolin Solskär, Detectify Crowdsource Community Manager and I work closely with our ethical hackers to make sure we maintain an awesome experience for all our members with the shared goal to make the Internet more secure.

Outpost24 webinar: Improve Your Organization's Security With Red Teaming

Security assessments can be performed in many ways, depending on your organization’s maturity level and goals. Whilst vulnerability scanning can help to identify security flaws on a broader scope and penetration testing can conclude the risk level of vulnerabilities discovered, if you need to understand the full picture of your organization’s security awareness and readiness, a scenario-based Red Teaming Assessment (RTA) is the best way to assess the effectiveness of your defence mechanism from a hacker’s view.

What is Cyber Hacktivism?

We all know about hacking and hackers, but what about hacktivism and hacktivists? In this article, we will discuss what hacktivism is and how it can affect your organization. Hackers and the act of hacking found their way into mainstream long ago, with the help of high budget films and our increasing use of technology in almost every aspect of our lives. That is why almost everyone knows what hacking is and who a hacker is.