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Continuous reconnaissance and active security testing across your full external attack surface

CyCognito automates the first phase of offensive cyber operation with deep, nation-state-grade reconnaissance and active security testing. Pen testing and red teaming staff are able to focus on meaningful activities that require human decision.

Black box penetration tests are a staple of IT security teams. Tasked with identifying flaws and weaknesses within a digital infrastructure, pen testers, and red teamers closely follow the approach of an unprivileged attacker, from reconnaissance, initial access, and even execution.

Unfortunately, the size of an organization’s external attack surface coupled with pen test cost and delivery time forces many organizations to reduce test scope to known “crown jewel” assets for quarterly or annual investigation. Long gaps between tests and low coverage result in wasted opportunity and excessive risk.

Despite the rich insight they provide, today’s rapidly changing risk landscape means a short shelf life for these point-in-time tests.

How it helps

CyCognito helps your offensive operations teams in multiple ways. Instant access to reconnaissance and black box penetration test results for all assets. A remediation planner to understand which assets to tackle first and why.

Another way is through our team feature. In CyCognito, you can create a subteam dedicated to your pen testing and red team staff. Organizations and assets can be assigned to this team and updated at your chosen frequency. This way, your offensive security teams will have a dynamic list of assets to explore manually. And because they have the context and security test results.

Benefit 1

Reconnaissance and attribution information when you need it

Replace time-consuming and tedious reconnaissance work with hands-on activities such as exploit chaining and lateral movement.

Leveraging dozens of databases, search engines, and websites, CyCognito builds a graph data model that represents your organization's attack surface. Externally exposed machines, applications, cloud instances, and files are automatically included, along with data from tens of thousands of security tests, so that your teams have what they need to begin. An independent map of your organization with security scores allows you to see what to focus on first.



Benefit 2

Eliminate security testing challenges at scale

Tens of thousands of security tests are automatically applied to your on-premise and cloud asset inventory.

Integration with the CyCognito discovery engine ensures that the CyCognito test engine has the entire attack surface and full context on every asset, enabling accurate payload development. With CyCognito, security test configuration, whitelisting, and scheduling are a thing of the past.



Benefit 3

Reduce burnout and focus on meaningful issues

CyCognito automates many activities in the end-to-end pen testing process, enabling pen testing staff to focus on meaningful issues that require human decision.

Your red teamers and pen testers work at their fullest potential, getting more work done in a specific scope or finishing existing tasks more quickly.

Customer Story

“We may have more high value assets in our inventory than we can test on a regular annual basis. Using CyCognito to be able to test everything to a level on a regular basis, makes our penetration testing program more effective as far as high value assets."

Darrell Jones | Chief Information Security Officer
Ares Management Corporation, Kaiser Permanente

“We may have more high value assets in our inventory than we can test on a regular annual basis. Using CyCognito to be able to test everything to a level on a regular basis, makes our penetration testing program more effective as far as high value assets."

Darrell Jones
Chief Information Security Officer
Ares Management Corporation, Kaiser Permanente

Solution Brief

Scale Your Pen Test and Red Team Operations with CyCognito

Learn how your pen testing teams can reduce time spent on reconnaissance and active testing, effortlessly increase test cadence and coverage, and integrate pen testing data with prioritization and remediation workflows.

White Paper

Rethinking Penetration Testing

The fundamental approach to pen testing has not changed much since the first test over 50 years ago. Is it still sufficient for securing today’s IT environment? Download the white paper to uncover the challenges with pen testing and an alternative path forward.