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An Interactive Pentest Experience

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:30 AM EDT (2021-03-16 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Matt Bromiley, Naz Bozdemir


  • Cobalt Labs, Inc.

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Finding value in security operations is a primary goal for organizations. Consistent testing of security controls is one way to ensure that solutions are delivering on expectations. However, penetration testing is thought of as an "external" or "hands-off" service performed, often reducing impact and findings to a final report. What if organizations could turn external testing into an interactive experience, they could use to regularly evaluate and increase their security posture?

In this webcast, SANS instructor Matt Bromiley describes how Cobalt's "pentest as a service" platform provides a unique, hands-on approach to this traditional security capability.

Specifically, Bromiley shares his experiences using Cobalt to:

  • Define assets and schedule penetration tests to achieve results within a matter of days, not weeks.
  • Gain insights into current and previous operations by using detailed key metrics.
  • Work one-on-one with Cobalt's live testers, providing an impactful, interactive experience.
  • Evaluate the results of penetration tests via up-to-date reports purposed for compliance.
  • Create and prioritize actionable steps to quickly remediate vulnerabilities.

Register today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Matt Bromiley.

Speaker Bios

Matt Bromiley

Matt Bromiley is a SANS digital forensics and incident response (IR) instructor, teaching FOR508 Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics and SANS FOR572 Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response. He is also an IR consultant at a global IR and forensic analysis company, combining experience in digital forensics, log analytics, and incident response and management. His skills include disk, database, memory and network forensics; incident management; threat intelligence and network security monitoring. Matt has worked with organizations of all shapes and sizes, from multinational conglomerates to small, regional shops. He is passionate about learning, teaching and working on open source tools.

Naz Bozdemir

Naz Bozdemir is the Product Marketing Manager (PMM) at She brings a wealth of cybersecurity knowledge to this role, stemming from an interdisciplinary academic background. In her eight years of IT experience, she has become familiar with wireless access and 5G-enabling technologies. Since 2017, she has been focusing on product marketing, where she has worked for two disruptive cybersecurity startups. These roles gave her a good insight into a wider array of security testing types and processes, with a deeper focus on Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) and pentesting/penetration testing.

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