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Seattle 2017

Seattle, WA | Mon, Oct 30, 2017 - Sat, Nov 4, 2017
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So, You Wanna be a Pentester?

  • Adrien de Beaupre
  • Tuesday, October 31st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

This presentation will discuss the things that you will actually need to become a penetration tester, be prepared for a no-fluff honest discussion.

So do you really want to be a penetration tester? We get these questions all the time, such as:

  • What is penetration testing?
  • What are the top 10 coolest most important hacking tools for penetration testers?
  • What are the top 10 skills that are important to become the worlds greatest hacker? Answer? Make up lots of lies, plagiarize, and write a book!
  • How do I become the "bestest" cyber hacker?
  • Can you hack my buddies hotmail for me?
  • Do I need a cool hacker handle?
  • Do I really need to learn all that stuff to be a cool hacker?
  • Do I really have to work hard for many years to be a pentester?
  • I have a $CERT or degree in so that makes me an expert.

You will need the attitude, aptitude, initiative, desire, dedication, discipline, integrity, ethics, experience, knowledge, and tools.


Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Monday, October 30
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS David R. MIller Monday, October 30th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Infosec State of the Union Jake Williams Monday, October 30th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 31
Session Speaker Time Type
So, You Wanna be a Pentester? Adrien de Beaupre Tuesday, October 31st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, November 1
Session Speaker Time Type
Effective Security in Zero-Trust Environment Wednesday, November 1st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Using the Attack & Defense Matrix Scorecard Mick Douglas Wednesday, November 1st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night