How to Give the Best Pen Test of Your Life
- Ed Skoudis
- Thursday, February 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
You know you have it in you - that drive to do the ULTIMATE penetration test: one that is technically deep, hyper current, super relevant, clever, and really helps the target organization understand their business risk and radically improve their security posture. In short, you want to perform the best penetration test of your life, your masterwork in the art of pen testing, something you can look back on with pride and say, "That. Was. The One." But sadly, many penetration testers never realize this dream due to lack of resources, time, capabilities, or even organization political backing.
But, as a thought experiment, what if you could, just once, conduct that dream penetration test? What would it look like? How would you approach it? How could you tell you had really given it your all? And, if such a test is impossible, why bother even thinking about it?
In this talk, Ed Skoudis explores these questions, focused on what we can learn from the hypothetical ultimate pen test that we can directly apply to our real-world pen tests today. Loaded with specific tips, tricks, and strategies, this talk strives to provide actionable advice for all security pros to up their game in providing great penetration tests.
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