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Feb 14

The Cyber Gambit

One common aspect for chess and cyber “ethical hacking” (aka Penetration Testing) is a degree of mastership. Becoming a chess grandmaster takes years of practice, to play against the best and win against the best.

However - while the “move space” on an 8x8 chessboard and six types of pieces count millions of combinations, the hacking “move space” over an enterprise’s attack surface for an average hacker is 10 orders of magnitude larger.

To overcome this challenge in every enterprise in the world requires using something that can play like a chess player over 100,000 boards concurrently. 

It’s the Era of Automated Pen-testing.

  

One common aspect for chess and cyber “ethical hacking” (aka Penetration Testing) is a degree of mastership. Becoming a chess grandmaster takes years of practice, to play against the best and win against the best.

However - while the “move space” on an 8x8 chessboard and six types of pieces count millions of combinations, the hacking “move space” over an enterprise’s attack surface for an average hacker is 10 orders of magnitude larger.

To overcome this challenge in every enterprise in the world requires using something that can play like a chess player over 100,000 boards concurrently. 

It’s the Era of Automated Pen-testing.

  
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