To maximize the horsepower of its password cracking system, the IBM X-Force team built its own hardware to aid in penetration testing efforts.
Some are wary of the Ugly Duckling due to his advanced hacking abilities, but when it comes to security testing, he's really one of the good guys.
IBM was one of the sponsors of the National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC), where students faced off in a massive pen testing showdown.
IBM X-Force Red is leading the way in the field of password cracking with the Cracken, a tool designed to help companies improve password hygiene.
Although it is one of the most crucial components of any security strategy, web application penetration testing is often neglected.
The highly versatile Python programming language enables developers to write software for penetration testing, web development, applications and more.
An incident response plan, basic understanding of the threat landscape and regular security testing are crucial to IoT security.
Penetration testing can help organizations across all industries identify vulnerabilities before cybercriminals have a chance to exploit them.
Many companies have adopted the practice of recruiting a team of hackers to poke holes in their networks and assess their incident response capabilities.
IBM X-Force Red marked its first anniversary with the addition of security specialists, including Space Rogue, bolstering the team's talent roster.