Getting started with Faraday v4

Faraday Team
Oct 27 · 3 min read

Your company decided to start paying closer attention to cybersecurity. Your next question is where to start. Luckily, Faraday has developed a tool that can be used to ease your first steps. Here’s how to use it.

  1. Scan and go

The first thing you’ll need to know is what and where are your vulnerabilities, and for this you’ll need to have a First Scan of your companies’ domain. Faraday’s new version is Cloud Based and Free which means you can start right now, with no installation required.

Just sign up and get started. The email with which you sign up must have the same domain of the company you want to scan, to avoid unwanted scanning by third parties. Once you have signed in, you’ll have the option to have a first scan, with just a click, to retrieve all the information you will need to start working.

Once the scan is complete, you’ll want to see the results. They will be shown in your dashboard, with an enhanced UX, focused on simplicity and ease of use. If this is your first time using the tool, you’ll have a short tour around the new interface.

Your dashboard will show all the vulnerabilities found by the scanning. If you click on their name, all the relevant information on the vulnerability will be shown.

2. Free PDF reports

You’ll probably want to present a report of your findings to your colleagues, in order to start mitigating your findings. Faraday lets you generate a PDF report for free, with all the relevant information you need to start fixing issues.

For every issue, your report will show:

  • Where it is: The asset or/and website that shows the risk.
  • The level of severity: For you to be able to manage and prioritize the most critical issues.
  • The type of impact: What is the risk for your company, if the vulnerability doesn’t get solved in time.
  • The ease of resolution: A description on the complexity of the task
  • A detailed description of the vulnerability and the resolution required.

3. Integrate into your workflow

From now on, you will be able to shorten the gap between software development and cybersecurity. Scan regularly, to make sure every modification is secure. For new scans, make sure you clean your dashboards from previously found vulnerabilities to avoid confusion.

There’s a need for companies to shift left on security testing, in order to save time and resources and to guarantee the security of their software. In Faraday, we’re working to make this process even easier, with new features that will soon be available. Stay tuned for new announcements!

If you want to try up our new version, sign up!

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Faraday Platform helps you perform security engineering by maximizing your team’s resources, increasing risk visibility by converting all your data into valuable information https://www.faradaysec.com/

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Faraday Platform helps you perform security engineering by maximizing your team’s resources, increasing risk visibility by converting all your data into valuable information https://www.faradaysec.com/