Entries by Sara Kantor

Congratulations (and some cool Pwn Pad ideas)

Congratulations to Bradley F. Reed of the NASA IV&V team, the winner of our Pwn Pad 4! It was pretty tough to choose, though. We had some great responses from InfoSec pros of all types. Don’t believe me? Check out their creativity for yourself: Some people just wanna test: “We would use this to detect […]

Summertime Security: 5 Tips to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

By Sarah Park MeriTalk June 6, 2016 Forty-three percent of Americans would sacrifice their personal online security for faster Internet speed, according to a recent report. The survey, conducted by SecureAuth and Wakefield Research, dives into Americans’ perceptions around Internet speed versus personal security over public Wi-Fi, and shows Americans as a whole will latch […]

$13 Million Investment Will Grow Tech Firm In Burlington

By Steve Zind May 19, 2016 Vermont Public Radio A tech firm with roots in Vermont has raised $12.9 in venture capital that will help create new jobs at its Burlington office. Pwnie Express started as a one-person business Central Vermont six years ago. Now there are 40 employees. While its main office is in […]

Introducing the Pwn Pad 4: the latest Pwnie mobile sensor for wired, wireless and Bluetooth device detection, classification, and penetration testing

We’re excited to announce pre-sale of the Pwn Pad 4, a commercial-grade security tablet designed for remote security assessment. The Pwn Pad 4 combines a portable security detection and pen-testing tool with a powerful enterprise security platform.  In addition, even the pentesting abilities have some exciting new features: with Kali Rolling and Blue Hydra (a […]

Pwnie Express Named Finalist in Info Security Products Guide’s 2016 Global Excellence Awards

Boston, MA – February 9, 2016 – Today, Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s chief information security research and advisory guide, has named the Pwn Pulse platform a finalist for the 2016 Global Excellence Awards in the “Best New Product or Service of the Year Category.” Pwn Pulse is the industry’s first SaaS solution designed to […]

5 Ways Campaigns Can Secure Themselves

As a former government major, the first question I get asked is usually some variation of “who’s going to win in 2016?!” The second question: “How’d you end up in cybersecurity? What does cybersecurity even have to do with government?” The answer, increasingly, is “everything.” After the recent data breach kerfuffle between the Sanders and […]

Researchers Hack Office Building Using Drone

Singapore Researchers have demonstrated their ability to hack into the wireless printer in a secured office located in a 30-story office building, using a Samsung smart phone attached to a standard drone from DJI.  Wired Magazine reports that researchers at iTrust, a cybersecurity research center at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, developed applications for […]

Saddle Up for Derby?

That’s right – once again we’ll be hanging out at DerbyCon (as a gold sponsor, no less!) We were going to put together another Louisville guide, but after last year we realized that the city is simply too cool – and too popular – for the likes of us to try and outdo a real […]

#TBT To That Time We All Had a BlackBerry

I remember quite distinctly being asked a few years ago to “defend the BlackBerry.” While the devices are really quite good, the task is harder than it sounds in the era of iPhones and Androids. After grasping for an answer I finally stumbled upon “it’s professional! Do you ever see a businessman in the movies […]