Reykjavik, Iceland – June 25th, 2019 - Adversary, developers of a hands-on security training platform for development teams today announced a new partnership with Outpost24, innovator in identifying and managing cyber security exposures. The partnership will support Adversary to more aggressively target the Nordic marking while complementing Outpost24’s application security testing solutions to reduce the attack surface across the SDLC by identifying and remediating vulnerabilities before they put organizations at risk.
According to the Verizon DBIR 2019, web applications continue to be the number one attack vector for data breaches. This not only highlights the importance for organizations to frequently assess the attack surface of their web applications and keep up with the latest patches, but also the need to ensure that security is baked into DevOps from the beginning. A huge part of minimizing the risk of data breaches is through properly training development teams to understand software vulnerabilities and how to avoid them. This new partnership between Adversary and Outpost24 will empower organizations to take a proactive approach to security through training and adopting secure coding practices early on in the application development lifecycle.
“We are very excited to announce our partnership with Outpost24 as it will help tackle a growing security issue many organizations are facing today. By integrating security into the beginning of the development process by helping developers understand how hackers exploit vulnerabilities, organizations can significantly reduce security risks, save money, and protect their brand,” said Steindór S. Guðmundsson, CEO of Adversary.
“As organizations are under pressure to deliver or release new web applications on a daily basis, they need to ensure they are not compromising security. This involves taking a secure by design approach by building security into the foundations of the development cycles, limiting the cyber risks faced by users. With the global cost of a data breach averaging at $3.86 million (Ponemon Institute 2018), it’s far better to correct software vulnerabilities before production to save you money and time down the line,” said Simon Roe, Product Manager at Outpost24.
“Our new partnership with Adversary provides a nuclear option to shift left by providing an engaging way to get secure coding practices in from the beginning.”
Adversary is a hands-on training platform which allows its users to step into the role of the hacker and complete missions based on real-world scenarios. The platform helps reduce security risks by keeping developers up-to-date with the latest threats and attacks, while providing advice on how to reduce vulnerabilities such as the OWASP Top 10. When implemented in conjunction with Outpost24’s suite of application security testing products, organizations can easily understand the threats and take the correct actions to mitigate risk and secure their entire Software Development Lifecycle through the continuous assessment and monitoring of their applications.
Adversary, headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, builds an online, hands-on cybersecurity training platform for development teams. Adversary helps companies minimize the risk of data breaches by equipping them with the knowledge needed to avoid costly attacks before they happen. The platform puts trainees in the shoes of the hacker as they complete training missions, earn points, and advance to harder missions. This hands-on approach to training teaches IT professionals about why vulnerabilities such as OWASP top 10 arise and how to avoid them from occurring.
Outpost24 is a leading cyber assessment company focused on enabling its customers to achieve maximum value from their evolving technology investments. By leveraging our full stack security insights to reduce the attack surface for any architecture, Outpost24 customers continuously improve their security posture with the least effort. Over 2,000 customers in more than 40 countries around the world trust Outpost24 to assess their devices, networks, applications, cloud and container environments and report compliance status for government, industry sector, or internal regulations. Founded in 2001, Outpost24 serves leading organizations across a wide range of segments including financial and insurance, government, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, technology, and manufacturing.