Manual Testing is a Must, but Automation is Divine

  • Friday, 02 Oct 2015 1:00PM EDT (02 Oct 2015 17:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: Ed Skoudis, John Strand

Ok, pop quiz hot shot... You are on an assessment and have 1000+ hosts and 45 web apps to review.

What do you do?

What. Do. You. Do?

You will never, ever hear Ed and John say there is no need for manual testing. They even go so far as to fight against the Pentest Puppy Mill Industrial Complex (PPMIC) which does nothing but automation. But that does not mean they do not love automation. Scanning tools and automation are the eyes and ears of a tester; without them our targets have no surface, no texture, nothing to define. But, they are tools, and they need to be treated as such. How can you use them effectively? In this presentation Ed and John will share some tips and tricks on testing at scale. They will also release some of their own tools to greatly aid this process. There will also be numerous references to bad 90s movies.