Bishop Fox, a professional services firm that specializes in offensive security testing, has released the Continuous Attack Surface Testing (CAST) managed security service.
Organizations can use CAST to scale their security testing capabilities and identify vulnerabilities at "the speed and persistence of real world attackers," Bishop Fox indicated.
CAST is a subscription service that enables an organization to maintain a real-time map of its cyberattack surface, according to Bishop Fox. It detects possible security weaknesses across an organization's perimeter, then passes this information to expert operators who perform penetration tests and deliver results on high-risk and critical vulnerabilities.
Managed Security Talent
The CAST launch comes after Bishop Fox last year named Jon Rose as its VP of managed security services. Rose is responsible for Bishop Fox's development and delivery of new managed security services.
Bishop Fox provides security consulting services across products, applications, networks and cloud resources, and the CAST launch could help the company capitalize on the rising demand for penetration testing services globally.
Global penetration testing market revenues are projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 14.9 percent between 2019 and 2025, industry analyst Market Insight Reports stated. These revenues also could total more than $2.4 billion by 2025.
Is Continuous Security Testing on the Rise?
Approximately 44 percent of organizations perform weekly or monthly cybersecurity tests, according to the "2020 State of Compliance and Security Testing Report" from crowdsourced security platform provider Synack. This indicates that organizations may be more likely to adopt continuous security testing models in the near future.
Meanwhile, Raxis, a penetration testing services company, last month secured a growth investment from private equity fund RCP Equity. The company is using the funding to scale its U.S. sales and operations and launch a recurring service for channel partners.