Biometric Authentication News BAN-045 Release Date : 2018-01-31

Crowd Sourced Penetration Testing Interview

Caroline Wong Vice President at

Caroline is an information security expert and published author with broad industry experience including management consulting at Cigital, product management at Symantec, and day-to-day leadership roles at eBay and Zynga.

In this interview we look at questions around penetration testing

  • How important is pen testing for in-house apps vs SAAS applications?
  • How do you go about pen testing SAAS applications?
  • You have seen a lot of tests, if there are three things that you need to summarize your learning what would they be?
  • Crowd sourced Pen Testing why is it better than a pen testing from a vendor?
  • Give us one live Pen Testing that was tough or adventurous, however you call it


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  • Mastercard has set a deadline of april 2019 for widespread use of biometric identification for users of its service
  • Fujitsu begins large-scale internal deployment of palm vein authentication to accelerate work style transformation
  • Jumio has teamed up with smart cryptocurrency payments platform Byteball
  • Microsoft is donating $1 million to support the ID2020 alliance
  • The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities
  • Satori—the malware family wrangles routers

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