Penetration testing is a very significant pillar of cyber security. The world of cyber security constantly evolves. As a result, penetration testing trends and practices are also evolving. 2020 is considered as a year of new challenges and transformation. Penetration testing is not addressed because these transformations leave you defenseless.
Keeping this scenario in mind, we are presenting to the list of the following trends that all the software testing companies must keep under consideration while designing security testing tools.
DevScope is an important factor in creating security into the DevOps model. It develops a “security as a code” culture. While adopting this approach, you should automate security workflows. It is extremely advantageous for the testers because it adopts the power of agile techniques to assimilate security testing into development procedure flawlessly.
If your organization is reluctant to adopt DevOps, it provides you a reason to transform. Devscopes assimilates penetration testing activities by being flexible and offers quick vulnerabilities detection at the code level.
Effect of COVID-19
Coronavirus has an imperative role to have an important impact on every business practice encompassing cyber-security. Penetration testing implemented prior to any pandemic is perhaps not that accurate like it is now. You have extra endpoints with agile working, more adoption of cloud-solutions and the utilization of latest technology tools such as video conferencing platforms. It is an excellent idea to do more tests to guarantee there are no new security challenges.
When it comes to protected healthcare information (PHI), you should follow the requirements of HIPPS. This happens in the healthcare industry. The HIPPA trend is three-fold.
Your interaction with PHI is perhaps very different. Healthcare companies, other than providers, are viewing this as an increase in remote work.
There are the latest rules. The office of national coordinator for health information technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced the patient and interoperability final rule. The main objective of this rule is to offer patient access to healthcare information. It implies a few substantial requirements for all those in the healthcare information ecosystem. Observing these rules around access and interoperability develops new cyber security worries.
Third, new healthcare companies are retiring heritage systems and utilizing archiving solutions to save old patient information and fulfill medical retention needs. New penetration testing is very significant when it comes to adoption of new apps.
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
The implementation of machine learning and artificial intelligence is spreading in different industries. It includes data science and chatbots. These technologies permit companies to organize operations and comprehend data in an enhanced manner.
Now the question arises, can we use it in penetration testing?
The answer is, you should definitely. Majority of the testers are deploying successfully. AI assists automation of pen testing, which offers enhanced scaling. ML and AI do not replace human testers. Instead of this, it enhances their efforts and offers intelligence of improved decision-making.
User Behavior Analytics (UBA)
The threat by internal users is a very big concern. You cannot terminate the probability; therefore, your user behavior can assist. According to the user behavior analysis you gather, trace and evaluate activities incorporating a monitoring system.
While conducting user behavior analysis machine learning is incorporated to create behavior susceptibilities and then pinpoint unusual things. After pinpointing, it assesses the behavior to determine if it could result in security susceptibility and then warns the security teams. The significance of UBA is that you are addressing each component of your threat. It comes under white and gray box penetration testing buckets.