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Updating your beliefs

How Bayes Rule affects risk

Usually, changing our beliefs is seen as a negative thing. But when those beliefs represent our state of uncertainty regarding a particular cybersecurity risk, you’d better use all the tools at hand to reduce that uncertainty, i.e., measuring. Why do we speak of "belief" and not "probability" here …



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Monetizing vulnerabilities

From probabilites to dollars and cents

In our previous article, we merely scratched the surface of the problem that quantifying risks poses, barely touching on concepts such as calibrated estimation, confidence intervals and specifying the measuring object. Now that (if?) we are convinced that: Cybersecurity risk can and should be measured in...



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Quantifying risk

From color scales to probabilities and ranges

One of the least understood parts of a vulnerability is the risk it poses to the target. On the tester side, we tend to confuse them with the threat, the attack vector and the actor. On the client side, it tends to get confused with impact and occurrence likelihood, due …



Fluid Attacks, Among the Top Global Leaders 2018

Among the Top Global Leaders 2018

Fluid Attacks, a top cybersecurity company

In an era where IT companies and business services are diverse, realizing which companies have the best performance on service delivery is crucial when buying services from companies that guarantee their expertise. Having this in mind, Clutch (a renowned platform that connects buyers with IT companies) has...



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Will machines replace us?

Automatic detection vs. manual detection

More than 20 years have passed since Garry Kasparov, the chess world champion, was defeated by Deep Blue, the supercomputer designed by IBM. For many people, that event was proof that machines had managed to exceed human intelligence [1]. This belief raised many doubts and concerns regarding technological advance, that …



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Delimiting an Ethical Hacking

How to define the scope of your objectives

The main problem encountered by an organization when they need to perform an Ethical Hacking is to establish the boundaries of the hacking. Delimiting the scope of an Ethical Hacking by time is a common mistake since it is not possible to know when the hacking, that is measured solely …



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The importance of pentesting

Protect your company against Hackers, not Lamers

Without a doubt, the recent events in relation to the infringement of privacy, such as the theft of personal information from celebrities, the Sony, Target and Equifax hacks, and the big ransomware that affected Telefonica, make us reflect about how organizations protect their information. All of this in addition to …



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