February 24th Meeting - Penetration Testing 101 - Tom Eston SecureState
- February 24th - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- Presentation: Penetration Testing 101 - Tom Eston SecureState
- Location: Boulevard Grill
165 Southmont Boulevard
Johnstown, PA 15905-4237
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- Presentation Summary:
Organizations often enlist the support of a third-party to conduct a penetration testing but find the methodology, terms and process confusing or very hard to understand. Penetration testing is also traditionally difficult to explain to executive management why an organization would want to conduct this type of testing. To add to this confusion many IT professionals believe that a vulnerability assessment is the same thing as a penetration test. This presentation will dispel these myths and more. Topics will include: what a penetration test is, the different types, testing methodology used as well as a discussion on the value of penetration testing for an organization.
- Speaker Bio:
Tom Eston is a Senior Security Consultant for SecureState. Tom is a senior member of SecureState’s Profiling team which provides attack and penetration testing services for SecureState’s clients. Tom is actively involved in the security community and focuses his research on the security of social media. He is the founder of SocialMediaSecurity.com which is an open source community dedicated to exposing the insecurities of social media. Tom is also a security blogger, co-host of the Security Justice and Social Media Security podcasts and is a frequent speaker at security user groups and national conferences including Notacon, OWASP AppSec, Defcon and Shmoocon.