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Launch Into Getting to Know the Cobalt Core

It takes the force of a multifaceted team to reach a milestone, whether it’s launching a rocket to the moon or ensuring your company is fully protected from cyberattacks.

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It takes the force of a multifaceted team to reach a milestone, whether it’s launching a rocket to the moon or ensuring your company is fully protected from cyberattacks. Cobalt’s Pentest as a Service platform is fueled by the collaborativeness of the Cobalt Core, and with the Cobalt Core by your side, the sky isn’t the limit—it’s just the beginning. Your business can reach new heights with the right preparation for “takeoff”, security checkpoints along the way, and by maximizing the remediation and retesting processes for an excelling trajectory.

According to Security Magazine, there are over 2,200 cyberattacks each day. Similar to a rocket launch, it’s important to have experienced crew members who know how to spot vulnerabilities before any short- to long-term damage. With Cobalt as a trusted partner, the Cobalt Core ensures customers stay on the right path to reach their goal destination.

Assign the Right Pentester for a Trajectory of Success

Cobalt draws from a carefully curated community of over 400 pentesters across six continents. The Cobalt Core comes prepared with high-quality talent, dynamic testing, streamlined collaboration, and end-to-end guidance. Every step of the way with Cobalt, there’s a Customer Success Manager (CSM), Pentest Lead, and Pentester(s), along with, in the background, our Pentest Operations team who are committed to keeping everything running smoothly. This variety of pentesters within the community empowers the best tester for each specific application (Mobile, API, etc.) who can then be selected to conduct the pentest.

Here’s a look at what the Cobalt Core showcases:

  • 61.8% have at least five years of professional pentesting experience
  • 81% hold at least one security certification
  • 60.5% hold the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification from
  • Offensive Security
  • Certifications include OSCP, PWSP, CERP, CEH, CPISI, ISO27001L, CISSP, eWPT, MCSA

For your company to ascend with speed, precision, and efficiency, it’s important to stay vigilant of common vulnerabilities that can hinder business productivity. Our pentesting process is built so that customers can promptly become aware of vulnerabilities, with pentesters readily available for real-time testing, findings, and reporting. When a pentester finds a vulnerability, they provide a full overview on the Cobalt platform including:

  • A detailed description
  • Affected URLs
  • Proof of concept
  • Suggested fixes

Security Checkpoints Along Your Way

Communication is key

One defining feature of Cobalt’s Pentest as a Service platform is that customers continuously have access to their pentesters even when the testing stage is over, to ask questions or request guidance. Cobalt Core pentesters care about the ability to share ideas, findings, and testing results with the team, including other pentesters and the customer. And— Pentesters can ask questions, discuss hypotheses, and highlight critical findings all through the Slack business communication platform.


Pentest Coverage Checklist

Cobalt Core pentesters also follow coverage checklists as a guide for security standards and controls depending on the test’s requirements. They mark completed items and provide updates as they go, so customers can see what actions have been taken along the way and have a full view into the progression of the pentest.

“Houston, we (no longer) have a problem.”

The last thing you need is a security explosion that cripples your business plan. Pentesters hunt for critical security findings with efficiency and speed, so teams can sit back and relax knowing they are in good hands with the Cobalt Core.

“Some of the issues that Cobalt returned are phenomenal—things I’d never think of. We’re talking chained exploits and complex business logic issues that we could never find internally. The Cobalt pentesters go deep and find vulnerabilities that a real hacker in the wild could exploit but that surface-level testing and scanners could never find. They are very, very good.” - Adam Davis, Application Security Manager at Insurity

Ready for takeoff?

Cobalt’s Pentest as a Service platform coupled with an exclusive community of testers delivers the real-time insights you need to remediate and innovate securely. Check out the full Get to Know the Cobalt Core report for more information on how to get started pentesting with the Cobalt Core.

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About Caroline Wong
Caroline Wong is an infosec community advocate who has authored two cybersecurity books including Security Metrics: A Beginner’s Guide and The PtaaS Book. When she isn’t hosting the Humans of Infosec podcast, speaking at dozens of infosec conferences each year, working on her LinkedIn Learning coursework, and of course evangelizing Pentesting as a Service for the masses or pushing for more women in tech, Caroline focuses on her role as Chief Strategy Officer at Cobalt, a fully remote cybersecurity company with a mission to modernize traditional pentesting via a SaaS platform coupled with an exclusive community of vetted, highly skilled testers. More By Caroline Wong