Every few weeks, it seems like there’s another major security breach to the website, gaming system or native app of a big global brand. And that doesn’t even include the hundreds (thousands?) of hacks into the properties of smaller enterprises, SMBs and startups that consumers may (or may not) hear about.
In fact, a few months ago we wrote about The Top Security Hacks of 2011, and referenced that the attacks on Playstation were estimated to have cost Sony $24 billion dollars– nearly 10x their revenue for the same period.
So here’s the point: Would you rather look back and say your company overshot and used too many systems for security testing? Or get that nauseaus, sinking feeling in your gut when your CIO wakes you at 2:00am and says the company has spent too little?
That’s why– as the cornerstone of uTest’s showstopping announcement yesterday– we announced the launch of uTest Security Testing that leverages the talents of new and existing white hat security professionals within our crowdsourced community. Since we now offer the first crowdsourced, real-world security testing in the world…there’s a new kid in town to join the collective effort to protect your company, and customers’, private data.
Moreover, we’ve joined forces with industry leader Veracode to provide seamless access to their complementary, cloud-based application security verification services. Veracode has scalable, policy-driven application risk management programs that help identify and eradicate numerous vulnerabilities by leveraging best-in-class technologies from vulnerability scanning to penetration testing and static code analysis.
As a result, companies will have access to a cost-effective, powerful combination of automated (Veracode) and real-world (uTest) testing that mitigates security risks across the entire software development lifecycle.
We’re thrilled, honored and excited to be partnering with Veracode. And we’re certain that our joint offering– as a complement to organizations’ in-house security testing– will offer tech executives peace-of-mind at a price with infinitely fewer zeroes than $24,000,000,000.