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Hacking for the Masses

  • Monday, August 03, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT (2015-08-03 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Mark Baggett

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Hacking is hard, right? Our networks are being penetrated by ninjas and foreign governments with elite skills, right? To some extent decision makers in your organization probably believe that. The perception that only an elite few people can break into your organization is probably driving business decisions to limit your security budgets and put valuable resources on more pressing issues. When the adversary is no longer the elite government agent with no motive to attack you and instead is anyone you may have rubbed the wrong way who knows how to rename a file you tend to look at risk differently. This talk is intended to show you some very practical and simple attacks that you can demonstrate to management to change their perception.

Speaker Bio

Mark Baggett

Mark Baggett is the owner of Indepth Defense, an independent consulting firm that offers incident response and penetration testing services. Mark has more than 28 years of commercial and government experience ranging from Software Developer to Chief Information Security Officer. Mark is a Senior Instructor for The SANS Institute and the author of SANS Automating Information Security with Python course (SEC573). Mark has a Master's Degree in Information Security Engineering and many impressive certifications including being GSE #15. Mark is very active in the information security community. Mark is the founding president of The Greater Augusta ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) chapter and the cofounder of the BSidesAugusta information security conference. Since January 2011, Mark has served as the Technical Advisor to the DoD for SANS where he assists various government organizations in the development of information security capabilities.

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