Nathaniel Cole

CISO and Security leader with experience as a business and technical leader across multiple industries. After 15 years in security, I have a track record of building, deploying and managing modern security programs that not only transform technical security but also organizational security culture.

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PCI Compliance Logging Requirements & How to Meet Them

The payment Card Industry (PCI) is a set of requirements that organizations are required to be audited against to accept, process, or store any payment card information. This standard is designed to help the brand label cards (AMEX, Discovery, Visa, etc.) reduce fraud risk through the loss or compromise of credit cards. As part of …

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How Much Does a Cyber Security Risk Assessment Cost in 2022?

Nearly every security framework and regulation requires risk management to be integrated into an organization’s operations. The premise is that to understand the priorities, the organization must first understand the threats and what risk or impact those threats pose. It may seem obvious, but many organizations and security practitioners lose sight of this key fundamental …

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What is a Cyber Security Risk Assessment? Is it Worthwhile?

A cyber security risk assessment, not to be confused with a vulnerability assessment, is the process of evaluating and codifying the risk to your organization through a process of evaluating assets, controls, threats, and attack techniques. Many components of the risk assessment will be subjective, in that decisions will be based on opinion or experience, …

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How Much Does Web Application Penetration Testing Cost in 2022?

Web application penetration testing is not just for tech companies. Web apps have become a critical component for organizations of all kinds to streamline access, management, and interaction with data. Because most web applications are presented externally, they can open an organization to a leak of sensitive data or security breach through the exploitation of …

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How Much Does PCI Penetration Testing Cost in 2022?

While the overall methodology is not much different from network penetration testing, the cost of PCI penetration testing can be higher. Network penetration testing is the basis of the PCI penetration test. Both have external and internal penetration testing offerings. But differences in frequency and scope can change the cost structure of the two test …

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Read Before You Contract 3rd Party PCI Penetration Testing

Any organization processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data (CHD) must attain certification or submit a self-attestation of compliance, according to PCI-DSS standards. PCI-DSS v3-2-1 has been published and in effect since 2018, with the most recent (4-0) being released in March of 2022, both of which are available in PCI-DSS Document Library. As part of …

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How Much Does Mobile App Penetration Testing Cost in 2022?

Mobile application penetration testing is one of the more complicated and skill-intensive penetration testing services offered by companies at this time. Unlike other, more traditional services, mobile application penetration testing is nearly a cat and mouse game for penetration testers. Once knowledge is built for an OS version, a new version is released that requires …

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