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Cyber Risks Revealed From 3,000+ Pentests

Results from the 2023 BreachLock Penetration Testing Intelligence Report

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Sep. 14, 2023 

If you want an in-depth look at the state of penetration testing with critical security insights across applications, APIs, networks, cloud, DevOps, and IoT as well as key industries and geographies, then look no further.

There’s a new report based on more than 3,000 penetration tests conducted over 12 months between 2022 and 2023 by BreachLock’s certified penetration testers and security researchers. The report delivers a comprehensive analysis of the findings that impact business-critical systems from BreachLock’s data-rich Pentesting as a Service (PTaaS).

BreachLock’s founder and CEO Seemant Sehgal says the report gives back to the cybersecurity community by empowering CISOs and cybersecurity professionals to elevate their defense strategies.

Download the 2023 BreachLock PenTesting Intelligence Report

“We have one common enemy — cybercriminals,” says Sehgal. “Our goal is to enable leaders and defenders with data-driven intelligence that helps them get ahead of their most critical and common cyber threats and emerging risks based on those assets and security controls that are most vulnerable.”

The report’s key findings include the growing significance of security control testing, the evolving need for penetration testing tools and services, and the challenges faced by highly regulated industries in implementing effective security and compliance measures.


Discover how BreachLock’s industry and asset-specific vulnerability findings align with the most exploited OWASP Top 10 categories.

Download BreachLock’s report to gain data-driven insights on:

  • Top 5 impacted industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Computer Software and Technology, and other sectors
  • Most common vulnerabilities across web applications, APIs, mobile (Android, iOS), internal and external networks, and cloud infrastructure
  • 85 percent of findings aligning with the Top 5 OWASP categories
  • The overall cost of a ransomware attack reaching $4.45 million globally and a staggering $9.48 million for U.S. organizations
  • How organizations that undergo periodic security evaluation and implement security automation save an average of $3 million USD per breach

A related resource from BreachLock, the “CISO’s Guide to Enterprise Penetration Testing,” explains how security leaders are maximizing their ROI and security outcomes with a better way to conduct pen testing.

Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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