Is Offensive Testing the Way for Enterprises to Finally Be Ahead of Adversaries?

Why are hackers always a step ahead?

Simply put – because they must be. Otherwise, they will not fulfill their job or achieve their goal. Whether they are looking to spy or to extort, they must find a way in. The lucky ones benefit from three contributing factors:

1. The more amorphic and abstract information networks become, the more loopholes there are.
2. Humans cannot perform at 100%, 100% of the time and as both complexity and number of solutions grow, they are error-prone.
3. Information sharing is much more common among hacking than among it is among commercial organizations that compete with each other. Establishing the cyber threat alliance is a step forward but the bottom line remains the same.

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