Author: Bethany Kozal

Tales From the Road: How DirectDefense Got a Free, Round Trip Ticket to an Airline’s Internal Network During a Physical Pen Test

Using Simulated Security Attacks to Test Network and Physical Vulnerabilities DirectDefense was asked by an airline to conduct security testing through simulated security attacks to help identify vulnerabilities that could put the airline’s data and operations at risk. As part of the engagement, DirectDefense: Spoiler Alert: Through effective tactics, like tailgating, we were able to… Read more »

Tales From the Road: How Secure is Your API?

How We Were Able to Alter API Settings that Control Energy Production During a recent security assessment of an Application Programming Interface (API) that dynamically manages the energy resources for a large energy utility and allows external client devices to communicate with end devices that sit behind the API server, DirectDefense was able to gain… Read more »

Tales From the Road: Got Critical Infrastructure?

Avoid these three pitfalls that are inherent to most SCADA systems that manage critical infrastructure. A multinational corporation enlisted the services of DirectDefense to perform a security assessment of the organization’s newly-developed battery energy storage control (BESS) that would enable the company’s vendors and integrators to manage the voltage and power output for massive batteries.… Read more »

2023 Security Operations Threat Report

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