What automated security scanning misses (hint: A lot!) | Infosec Edge Webcast

Many organizations think they’re doing software security testing correctly, but they’re not. In fact, they often miss a fundamental step and jump straight to vulnerability scanning. Scanning is useful, but most of the important issues are found by humans, explains Ted Harrington, Infosec Skills instructor and best-selling author of "Hackable: How to Do Application Security Right." Harrington shares a real-world example of how his team combined two issues to provide a devastating attack.

0:00 – Why organizations do testing wrong
0:31 – Vulnerability scanning misses a fundamental step
1:18 – Advance tactics largely cannot be automated
1:43 – Real-world chaining exploits example
3:40 – Only humans can find these nuanced security issues

– Watch the full webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYL0Mk1tCqs&ab_channel=Infosec
– Download Ted’s free ebook, “How to secure your software faster and better": https://www.infosecinstitute.com/form/secure-software-ted-harrington-ebook/
– Read Ted’s article on ethical hacking: https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/topic/the-7-steps-of-ethical-hacking/

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