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Tweaking (extended) Isolation Forests

Sep 12, 2019 / by Yaniv Karta posted in Penetration Testing, GAMAN, Isolation Forest, SCIKITLearn, RForge, Fuzzing, Offensive Security, Unsupervised Learning, Pentoma, SCIForest

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Introduction

This blog post focuses on the optimization process and evaluation of a single component used for outlier detection. We implemented our own forest inspired solution as part of our meta learning framework. Although our usage and applied implementation are quite different, we share the (fun part of the) journey. We will limit the scope of the blog post, and avoid manipulating the important data preprocessing part. Instead we will focus on the journey that led to our unique implementation. For readability purposes, we will break this blog post to 3 different parts. To access the full white paper on Pentoma’s Generative Adversarial Model Agnostic Networks (GAMAN)  and the unique technology we created, please register below. 

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An Introduction to Penetration Testing

Mar 21, 2018 / by AppSolid Team posted in Penetration Testing

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If you wanted to assess whether your home was secure, you’d look at it from the point of view of criminals: where are the unlocked windows? How easily can the door be broken? When are people home? The same principle applies for mobile application security. Penetration testing is an authorized, legal process through which security experts attempt to break into an app to identify and correct points of security weakness. Sometimes called a pen test, penetration testing offers the most comprehensive security assessment possible, by looking at your application from a new perspective.

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What is the Difference between Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing?

Mar 9, 2018 / by AppSolid Team posted in Vulnerability Scanning, Penetration Testing

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In just a few short years, applications have become the go-to way that most consumers connect to the internet. Something about the inherent usability and simplicity of an app — whether it be designed for mobile devices or the web — has a widespread appeal that attracts developers and users alike.

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