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The Cobalt Core: Uncover the Power of a 400+ Community of Global Pentesters

Businesses are constantly seeking reliable solutions to safeguard their digital assets. As the need for penetration testing grows, organizations must place their trust in reliable partners who can deliver comprehensive assessments.

According to the State of Pentesting research report in 2023, 83% of teams report that current workloads are hard to manage," with this talent shortage in security, services such as Cobalt are here to help.

Cobalt is a leading provider of modern pentesting technology with a powerful Core of over 400 community pentesters worldwide. 

We’ll explore why customers trust the Core and how this diverse and skilled community sets Cobalt apart from other PtaaS vendors.

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Unmatched Expertise and Diversity

Cobalt’s global community of over 400 highly skilled pentesters includes diverse backgrounds, each with unique areas of expertise. This vast talent pool encompasses professionals from various industries, including finance, healthcare, technology, and more. This diverse network ensures customers receive a penetration test tailored to their specific requirements. 

Whether it's mobile application security, cloud infrastructure testing, or web application vulnerabilities, the Cobalt Core has the collective knowledge and experience to address any cybersecurity challenge.

Rigorous Selection Process and Continuous Improvement

To maintain the highest standards of quality and expertise, we employ a rigorous selection process for pentesters to join the Core community. Prospective members are carefully evaluated based on their technical skills, industry certifications, and background check. This thorough vetting process equates to less than 5% of applicants being admitted to join the Core.

Once selected, pentesters undergo continuous training and development programs to stay updated with the latest trends and emerging threats. This commitment to ongoing education ensures that the Cobalt Core remains at the forefront of the cybersecurity landscape, equipped with the necessary skills to counter ever-evolving threats.

Collaborative Approach and Knowledge Sharing

No individual can possess all-encompassing knowledge in the field of cybersecurity. That's why we foster a collaborative environment within the pentester community. By encouraging knowledge sharing and collaboration, the Core leverages the collective expertise of its members. 

Pentesters regularly interact, exchange insights, and learn from each other's experiences, enhancing their skills and capabilities as a community. This collaborative approach translates into more comprehensive and effective penetration testing for customers.

Unbiased and Transparent Testing

Trust is built on transparency and unbiased evaluations. Our pentesters adhere to a strict code of conduct emphasizing integrity and impartiality in their assessments. This commitment to unbiased testing provides customers with accurate and objective results, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their cybersecurity posture. 

We also enforce a feedback mechanism, allowing customers to provide input and evaluate the performance of the pentesters. This feedback loop ensures continuous improvement and maintains a high level of accountability within the Core.

400 Security Researchers at Your Fingertips

In a world of rampant cyber threats, partnering with a trustworthy and capable pentesting provider is critical. Cobalt’s extensive network of over 400 pentesters from around the globe offers a flexible solution for organizations seeking reliable manual pentesting. 

Our community of global pentesters represents the backbone of Cobalt, embodying the values of expertise, collaboration, transparency, and continuous improvement. With Cobalt, you can access a worldwide network of security researchers on demand.  

Schedule a demo today to see how our community supercharges our PtaaS Platform.

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About Morgan Pearson
Morgan Pearson is a Product Marketing Manager at Cobalt. She has a passion for data-driven growth and started her marketing career in 2015. Morgan works closely with our Product and Community teams to support the Cobalt Core. When she’s not focused on pentesting you can find her hiking or camping somewhere in Colorado with her family. More By Morgan Pearson