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HUFFINGTON POST

INFRASTRUCTURE
SECURITY– SHUTTING DOWN HACK ATTACKS

#22

Most popular site in U.S.

60+

Servers

3+

Data centers

Challenge

The Huffington Post’s immense popularity makes it a target and trophy for would-be hackers.

Years ago, several high profile news websites were victims of well-publicized data leaks.

The Huffington Post realized the potential danger and sought a comprehensive security audit of its entire infrastructure and platform.

"A comprehensive security audit to protect their business and most importantly – their reputation."

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Solution

Croscon audited HuffPo’s code base for OWASP vulnerabilities and its network for potential weaknesses.

We manually reviewed the code and architecture of HuffPo’s system, instead of relying on automated tools. With this method, we simulated a real-world attack to try complex security weakness theories and expose potential issues.

Result

Croscon identified weaknesses and vulnerabilities that were quickly patched by the HuffPo team. We also empowered HuffPo with best practices on how to improve its development and security efforts going forward.

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