Ex-GitHub Engineers Raise $20M to Enhance Pen-Testing with AI-Powered XBOW

July 16, 2024 at 10:27AM Former GitHub engineers secured $20 million from Sequoia Capital for startup XBOW, aiming to use AI to boost pentesters, bug hunters, and security researchers’ efficiency. Founded by Oege de Moor and ex-GitHub engineers, the team includes former Lyft CISO Nico Waisman. XBOW’s AI autonomously passed 75% of web security benchmarks … Read more

Social Distortion: The Threat of Fear, Uncertainty and Deception in Creating Security Risk

May 28, 2024 at 11:12AM The security industry faces vulnerabilities from software/hardware weaknesses to disinformation and policy interference at an industry level, eroding trust and overloading security teams. Government requirements, industry power imbalances, and profit-driven models influence security negatively. Industry standards, government guidance, and deceptive actors pose additional challenges, exacerbated by AI technologies. Security professionals … Read more

Cobalt’s 2024 State of Pentesting Report Reveals Cybersecurity Industry Needs

May 1, 2024 at 05:59PM Cobalt, a leading provider of offensive security solutions, unveiled its sixth annual State of Pentesting Report in the RSA conference. The report details a surge in cyber threats and the struggle to handle AI, with 86% of cybersecurity teams using AI while 70% face increased AI threats. Additionally, it highlights … Read more

Offense Intended: How Adversarial Emulation Went From State Secret To Board Bullet Point

November 8, 2023 at 10:51AM Offensive security, once associated with aggressive tactics like “Hack Back,” has evolved into a mainstream approach for assessing and stress testing corporate defenses. However, relying solely on automation for defense can be costly and ineffective. Offensive security requires a combination of technology and human intelligence to outpace attackers. While AI … Read more