SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Cobalt, the pioneers of Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) and leading provider of offensive security solutions, today announced its sixth annual State of Pentesting Report. In addition to a deep dive into pentesting trends, this year’s report uncovers an industry deeply grappling with how to both use and protect from AI amidst significant resource and staffing constraints.

Pentesting plays a key role in addressing this challenge, equipping organizations with the ability to more frequently security test critical assets, expanded environments, and proliferating cloud applications. As part of the report, Cobalt analyzed 4,068 pentests, revealing a 21% increase in the number of findings per pentest engagement year-over-year (from Cobalt State of Pentesting Report 2022), aligning with increases in Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) records. Additionally, findings indicated that the median time to fix vulnerabilities also increased in comparison to previous years.

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