Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Threat Intelligence

7/19/2018
11:20 AM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases
50%
50%

Collaborative Hacking Platform Announced in Advance of Black Hat

Brooklyn, NY, Jul 14, 2018 -- A new Software-as-Service (SaaS) vulnerability assessment and collaborative penetration testing platform -- designed to simplify and speed cybersecurity risk assessment for any internet-connected device in a cost-effective manner, but particularly for the protection of critical infrastructure -- was unveiled today in advance of Black Hat USA 2018.

Proactive Risk Inc. unveiled PENTESTON® publicly. The platform allows novices and experts to collaborate and easily examine network devices, custom web applications and internet telecommunication systems for security bugs and flaws.

The product was incubated at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Future Labs, the first

public-private partnership with New York City tasked with creating a sustainable incubation program focused on increasing the success rate of new ventures and generating positive economic impact.

"We are proud to help launch the first product from NYU Tandon's new Veterans Future Lab: Proactive Risk's PENTESTON®. We anticipate it will be the first of many successes to come." - James Hendon, NYU Tandon Veteran Future Lab Director of Operations.

This new platform gives rapid visibility to internet-connected devices, misconfigurations, bugs and flaws, and actively integrates with products such as Security Scorecard, Tenable Security Nessus, OWASP Zap Proxy and 20 other tools to assist humans in finding bugs and flaws.

  • Built on the CATSCAN® methodology used by hundreds of critical infrastructure companies.
  • Performs secure configuration compliance.
  • Designed as a Security Playbook for Novice, Intermediate and Experts.
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Manchester United Suffers Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff 11/23/2020
As 'Anywhere Work' Evolves, Security Will Be Key Challenge
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  11/23/2020
Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  11/24/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win an Amazon Gift Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-20934
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.2.6. On NUMA systems, the Linux fair scheduler has a use-after-free in show_numa_stats() because NUMA fault statistics are inappropriately freed, aka CID-16d51a590a8c.
CVE-2020-29368
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in __split_huge_pmd in mm/huge_memory.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.5. The copy-on-write implementation can grant unintended write access because of a race condition in a THP mapcount check, aka CID-c444eb564fb1.
CVE-2020-29369
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in mm/mmap.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.11. There is a race condition between certain expand functions (expand_downwards and expand_upwards) and page-table free operations from an munmap call, aka CID-246c320a8cfe.
CVE-2020-29370
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in kmem_cache_alloc_bulk in mm/slub.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5.11. The slowpath lacks the required TID increment, aka CID-fd4d9c7d0c71.
CVE-2020-29371
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in romfs_dev_read in fs/romfs/storage.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.4. Uninitialized memory leaks to userspace, aka CID-bcf85fcedfdd.