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Reactive vs. Proactive Security: Which Is Better?.
SecurityTrails Blog · May 25 · by Sara Jelen

Reactive vs. Proactive Security: Which Is Better?

As networks and technology rapidly evolve, many organizations face the challenges of expanding their attack surface. A truly successful approach to dealing with these challenges involves multiple layers of protection that encompass networks, devices, data and people. And to add more fuel to issues brought on by technology and security sprawl growth, malicious actors are constantly working on new techniques, tools and methods to execute attacks on organizations’ data.

5 minutes to Build a Basic Monitoring and Alerting System for New Subdomains.
SecurityTrails Blog · May 20 · by Luke Stephens

5 minutes to Build a Basic Monitoring and Alerting System for New Subdomains

I spent a very long time automating my recon for bug bounties. I collaborated with a couple of friends for about 12 months to build out an automation beast. We had a custom framework, and constant recon scanning with good distribution (at times we scaled up to 100+ servers). We stored data on millions of targets and had Slack notifications for vulnerability detection. It was the third iteration of our automation and we thought it was great. I mean, it was pretty great, and it definitely helped us earn some cash on a few popular bounty programs.

Internet Scanning: Definition, Benefits, Brief History and Tools.
SecurityTrails Blog · May 13 · by Gianni Perez

Internet Scanning: Definition, Benefits, Brief History and Tools

Since its inception, the concept known as the “Internet” has been shaped and reshaped under a constant barrage of new ideas and architectural improvements. As a result, the distributed network has also endured, with various success rates, a growing influx of forbidding conditions ranging from a dizzying array of malicious artifacts to skillful attacks on its very fabric and functionality. For all its breadth and depth, this established reality should come as no surprise; after all, the internet wades deeper and deeper into the tapestry of human culture, amassing remarkable achievements even amidst the most sophisticated threats.