Our Blog

We’ll take you behind the scenes with a pen-tester’s take on IT Security. Helping you understand what's worth worrying about and the basics of how to deal with it.

Meet the team: Conor O'Neill - Head of Product

November 13, 2019

Meet Conor. Conor holds ZERO Guinness World Records...

A new approach to pentest estimates

October 17, 2019

Now you can get a quote for a pentest online, without any need for a sales call...

The Future of Penetration Test Reporting

August 30, 2019

The traditional pentest report is dead, here's whats coming next...

New Feature Slack Integration

August 25, 2019

Now you can speak to your pentesters as the test progresses...

Gaining persistent access to Burp Suite's Collaborator sessions - a step-by-step guide

August 22, 2019

Ever wished you could use practically use Burpsuite collaborator in a persistent manner? Now you can....

What is Social Engineering? Definition Examples Tips

August 6, 2019

A Penetration Testing Pro shows how social engineering works in the real world. Hackers techniques, real-life examples and practical tips on staying safe....

BlueKeep - The Worms are on the horizon

August 6, 2019

A Penetration Tester explores a worrying aspect of BlueKeep that many Security Teams have overlooked...

Meet the team: Nicola Pastres - Trainee PenTester

August 5, 2019

Meet Nicola, Trainee PenTester and Tow-Truck enthusiast....

What is Email Phishing? Definition and Real-life examples

August 1, 2019

An Ethical Hacking Veteran explains how email phishing works. Illustrating the common tactics with real-world examples. Sharing practical tips for businesses and individuals....

What is Spear Phishing? Definition, Examples, Advice

July 22, 2019

An Infosec Expert explains how Spear Phishing works. With real world examples and practical advice on how executives and C-Suite can reduce the risks....

Meet the team: Andy Bryan

July 18, 2019

As a 12 year old I was scouted by Man City. But for some reason I turned it down....

Meet the team: Dan Roach Software Developer

May 21, 2019

Meet Dan. Favourite Hobby? Winding up Marketing by giving unconventional answers in interviews....

What is a Penetration test

April 1, 2019

A penetration test (aka pen-test), is an authorised simulated cyber-attack on a computer system, performed to evaluate the security of the system....

Meet the team: Calum Miller

February 15, 2019

This week we’re catching up with Calum Miller, OnSecurity’s Head of Sales & Strategic Partnerships...

Our CEO's 2018: OnSecurity's year in review

January 10, 2019

Dave our CEO reflects on a big year for OnSecurity and looks ahead at what's to come in 2019...

Meet the team: Calum Boal

November 27, 2018

In the first of a series of interviews with the OnSecurity team, today we're chatting with Calum Boal, our latest Security Consultant...

How we solved our problem with audit, Postgres and Elasticsearch

November 13, 2018

The pain of living with huge large amounts of database audit and how we dealt with the problem using Elasticsearch, a custom written Node tool and PostgreSQL triggers....

We're hiring: Pen-testers

November 6, 2018

We’re looking for talented pen-testers to join a pen-test company with a difference......

Back to Basics: 7 tips to secure your startup

August 9, 2018

I love security. And I love startups. Which is why I co-founded a security start-up. Unless you’re running a security startup too, you’ve probably not thought too much about security yet, even though you know you should......

Back to Basics: 7 Steps to make yourself more secure

April 12, 2018

7 Steps to make yourself more secure Whenever I tell someone I’m a penetration tester the reaction is always the same. First laughter at my ‘hilarious’ job title, followed by one of three questions: “Can you hack into my friend’s Facebook account?“ “Can you get me free money from the bank?” Can you......

New feature: Instant booking

March 15, 2018

At OnSecurity we’re always figuring out new ways to make pen-testing more intuitive. Working closely with some of our clients, we’ve streamlined the booking process so you can book a pen-test in just 5 minutes....

How to take the pain out of pen-testing

February 27, 2018

Pen-testing as an industry has only been around for about twenty years. It’s evolving fast and the relentless innovation can make it hard to keep up - nothing stands still for long. Yet one aspect of the business hasn’t changed a single bit in twenty years - an archaic process that's proved...

Welcome to our blog

February 21, 2018

This is where we’ll share a pen-tester’s take on IT Security. We’ll take you behind the scenes a little, to understand...