Category Archives: penetration testing

Cyber Attacks this Holiday Season: Naughty and not Nice

Cyber Threats Are In Season Christmas season is finally upon us with just another week left to go and while most of us are scrambling to find last minute gifts for our loved ones, we might be overlooking a very important matter. I’m not just referring to the difficult decision of which family to spend…

SXSW 2018 – Speaking on IoT Security

Tiro Security Co-Founder and Head of Penetration Testing, Rob Pope will be speaking at the world renowned SXSW Conference in Austin, TX on the 14th March 2018. Rob will be infusing some of his British humor into the talk entitled Internet of Scary Things: Botnet in a Box.  For more information please click here. We have posted these before but here…

Speaking at OWASP LA – February Meeting

We are excited to announce that Justin Regele one of our amazing Penetration Testers will be speaking at the OWASP Los Angeles meeting on Wednesday 28th February. Justin’s talk is titled: Better Git Hacking: Extracting “Deleted” Secrets from Git Databases with Grawler Grawler is a command line utility written in Bash and Python that crawls the…

Speaking at SchmooCon

We are excited to announce that Justin Regele one of our amazing Penetration Testers will be speaking at ScmooCon on Saturday 20th  January. Justin’s talk is titled: Better Git Hacking: Extracting “Deleted” Secrets from Git Databases with Grawler Grawler is a command line utility written in Bash and Python that crawls the object trees of a…

Zero-Day alert: Spectre and Meltdown Widespread Hardware Vulnerability

Your computer, your phone, your tablet, your TV server: if it has a computer chip and can be accessed, it is vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown. These are the names of data security vulnerabilities found in the physical hardware that is used in nearly all computers and handheld devices dating back over 20 years. Companies…

Speaking today on IoT Security

With the recent launch of Amazon Key the visibility around Smart Homes and IoT Security is an even hotter topic.  Insecure IoT devices are helping to create some of the largest botnet networks we have ever seen.  These networks are being used to spread malware and create a huge platform for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks which take down…

The Race for Security: Zero Day Exploits

Our networked systems, be they computers, databases, phones, or other devices, are an endless battlefield. Zero-day exploits have been buzzing in the news in the wake of the Wikileaks concerns, where a number of such exploits had been posted where any who were interested could learn illegally about how to use them. Many are worried about…

Target to pay $20M to MasterCard over hack

One of 2013’s most publicized security breaches was the renowned Target hack. Now two years later, the multibillion dollar giant is reported to pay as much as $20 million to banks issuing MasterCard over costs from the incident.

Demand of security professionals to increase due to Internet of Things

In the next five years, the Internet of Things, the increasing connectivity of everyday devices, will only heighten the demand for security specialists, according to a recent statement by Cisco managers.

Heartbleed Bug sweeps internet, leaves many sites vulnerable

A major security flaw, the Heartbleed Bug, has made rounds on HTTPS servers and has caused panic across the web.