Introduction to Pentesting as Code (PAC)

Modern and agile companies are increasingly adopting a "cloud-first" strategy. This requires advanced security tools to ensure the secure integration of applications into an ever-changing landscape.

The majority of the time, vulnerability and penetration testing (VAP) is a manual operation performed at the end. It lacks the repeatability and process hygiene associated with SDLC. In the CI/CD world, the existence of a manual security testing procedure creates significant operational inefficiencies.

Prancer has developed an automated pentesting solution that uses its patented technology to model actual attack behaviors as code. This new technology offers earlier detection than manual penetration tests and more accurate results in less time! It provides risk-based insights into vulnerabilities and threats so companies can take action before it's too late.

Built on top of Prancer's CSPM and static code analysis engine, PAC extensively reduces security analysts' time on false positives by correlating actual vulnerability findings with cloud configuration settings in real-time. The Cyber Budgets are reduced significantly since PAC can detect potential risks more efficiently than humans ever would! This helps minimize duplication efforts across a wide range of native & third-party tools for cloud security products to make it easier than ever before to get accurate information about your organization's risk exposure via automation.

Prancer delivers PAC in a serverless way and seamlessly integrates with your CI / CD pipelines to pentest your applications at the development time, shifting left the offensive security. PAC empowers App Dev teams to validate their application's attack surface which is critical for effective risk management. PAC also reduces the Pentest time significantly, automating Pentest tasks and enabling Pentesters to focus on higher-value activities. This brings together application development and security into one process, to ensure the secure delivery of cloud applications.

PAC uses prancer's CSPM engine to auto-learn the application and service endpoints hosted in your cloud networks. PAC seamlessly runs authenticated and unauthenticated testing out of the box from trusted or untrusted networks. PAC provides custom capabilities for injecting custom threats vectors into code to test both Whitebox and BlackBox scenarios giving you a fully rounded Pentesting experience.

PAC codifies and validates your cloud resources against the zero-day vulnerabilities and latest cyber security threats in real-time to build an attack-ready cloud. PAC accelerates Pentesting to provide actionable Pentest Reports within minutes of the Pentest finish instead of weeks or months. PAC is an essential part of Prancer's Shift Left strategy and Security as Code offerings.