What is the difference between a Vulnerability Scan and a Penetration Test?

Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing are terms that are often interchanged and even confused for the same activity, and while they are similar, they are not the same. So what are the key differences, and how and when should they be carried out? What is a Vulnerability Scan? A Vulnerability Scan is performed within your network, systems, services, or applications …
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Fortifying Defense with Offense

Detecting and defending against incoming attacks is a key component of a strong blue team, and SIEM capabilities play an important part of the technology stack to achieve this. But, with rapidly evolving cyber threats, it is important to adapt and innovate to stay ahead. Joint activities between red and blue teams, known as purple teaming, allows for easy knowledge …
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Top Five Actions to Improve Your Cyber Security Posture

The current state of Australian security breaches has thrown organisations into chaos and disarray. Australia is currently 5th in the World for cybercrime density, and 11th in the World for the average cost of a data breach ($4.5m). However, most of these breaches could have been avoided had basic cyber security hygiene been implemented. If implemented correctly, the five items …
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Manual Security Testing vs Automated Scanning?

The art of penetration testing has evolved over the years. What began with testing arrows on armour, has now become testing tools and techniques on systems and applications. Without a doubt, we are still mostly using manually driven techniques, however this can be slow, cumbersome, and subject to the human element which can result in faults and missed opportunities.

Over the …
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Have You Considered “Swinging” With Your Pen Testing Provider?

Have you been in a long-term relationship with your existing penetration testing vendor? Starting to feel like it’s time to ‘spice things up’ a bit? It’s easy to settle into a partnership with a vendor that you’ve got to know, they’ve got to know you along with the more intimate details of your business, and all of the ‘skeletons in …
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JDS Australia Named 2022 Splunk APAC Services Partner of the Year

JDS Australia announced today it has received the 2022 APAC Services Partner of the Year for exceptional performance and commitment to Splunk’s Partnerverse. The APAC Services Partner of the Year award recognizes an APAC Splunk partner that is actively engaged in services implementations, in addition to having a strong commitment to training and certification of their organisation.    “We’re thrilled …
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What It Means To Be CREST (Intl) Accredited

Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can set themselves up as a penetration testing or cyber incident response service provider. These could include irresponsible organisations that do not have in place policies, processes and procedures to ensure quality of service and protection of client based information. The individuals employed by these companies may have no demonstrable skill, knowledge …
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Five Reasons Why Your Organisation Should Be Penetration Testing

Modern businesses require an advanced approach to security and due diligence. Having anti-virus software and a firewall is no longer an efficient strategy to prevent highly sophisticated security attacks which can result in irreversible damage to your organisation. A professional penetration testing service is the best way to identify the strengths, weaknesses and holes in your defences.  Read on to …
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JDS and the GO Foundation

The Go Foundation is an inspiring organisation empowering young Indigenous Australians by providing scholarships from primary school through to University. Co-founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin in 2009, the foundation offers mentoring, leadership, networks and support to GO students on their journey to employment. JDS is immensely proud to have committed to donating $30k to the GO Foundation over …
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