Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission.
Reconmap: Reconmap started in 2020 after the realization that there were many pentesting tools for security pros but none for the regular engineer who wants to test the security of their own applications.
Our mission is to democratize security and make it more accessible to those who have IT, DevOps, and/or software engineering experience but lack security skills to conduct a pentest on their own.
A little more than 1 year since starting and we already have a strong community of users who are more aware of where their applications have security weak spots and how to remediate them.
SD: What is the main service your company offers?
Reconmap: Our main service is a managed instance of our pentesting management and collaboration tool. Although anyone can install Reconmap on their servers for free, by using our subscription service they don’t need to worry about server or application maintenance, upgrades, and so on.
Reconmap has been developed with security and scalability in mind, and our software as a service offering can work with thousands of vulnerabilities, commands, users, and projects without never slowing down.
SD: What is something unique that helps you stay ahead of your competition?
Reconmap: Our main differentiator is how we combine templating, automation and machine learning to not only speed up the pentest process but also simplify and take the burden out of engineers whose main priority is to identify where their systems are vulnerable.
We take pride in putting great emphasis on developing a platform that is easy to integrate with (leveraging our APIs), and which offers a great user experience. All our application interfaces are designed to be intuitive and require virtually no learning curve.
Lastly, as a startup, we feel we are much more agile than other players in the market and we can iterate fast incorporating feedback from our users on a weekly basis and offering personalized attention to each one of our customers.
SD: What do you think are the worst cyberthreats today?
Reconmap: The shift from in-person interactions to remote, accelerated in part by covid, has increased the risk of identity theft and network breaches. Unsecure home computers are opening the doors to corporate infrastructure especially when combined with more elaborated phishing attacks.