Cybersecurity Startup Expands Safety Checks To Cloud | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

Cybersecurity firm Pentera, which mimics hackers to root out security weaknesses, has unveiled a new test of the safety of businesses’ data stored in the cloud, in particular AWS (Amazon) and Azure (Microsoft) services.

Pentera’s system emulates attacks across the attack surface to pinpoint potentially exploitable gaps that need to be addressed to thwart a potential hacking attempt. 

The system is designed to carry out the assessments automatically, without disrupting an organization’s ongoing operations. Once any breaches have been located, the system offers immediate remediation guidance.  

In its announcement of the new Pentera Cloud system, the Petah Tikva-based company cited research showing that 82 percent of cyber breaches involve data stored in the cloud.

“The market for Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) is rapidly accelerating. Organizations are aligning their security efforts to account for business and cyber exposure that is increasingly moving to the cloud,” said Ran Tamir, Chief Product Officer at Pentera. 

“Pentera is taking security validation to the next level. The introduction of automated cloud pentesting ensures that organizations can continuously identify and remediate proven cyber exposure to maintain security readiness as they advance their cloud migration journeys,” he said. 

“Pentera’s continuous validation has become a real benchmark for the testing we do within our enterprise networks, and with the introduction of Pentera Cloud we are looking to expand those capabilities to our cloud-native environments,” said Joseph Gothelf, VP Cybersecurity at Wyndham Hotel & Resorts. 

“Pentera’s on-demand testing provides that added value so we don’t need to find pentesters to ensure continued resilience throughout our Cloud journey.” 


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