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Beyond Scanning: Delivering Impact Driven Vulnerability Assessments

  • Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 10:30 AM EDT (14:30:00 UTC)
  • Matthew Toussain
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Overview

Vulnerability Assessment are more than simply clicking print on your scanner of choice. Moving beyond a stagnant checklist-limited approach and modeling assessments after the attackers perspective is a crucial component of any transformational vulnerability management program. Together, lets explore the world of vulnerability dominance.

In this talk, we take a guided tour in the life of a vulnerability and explore an assessment that cuts it short. Using a seven-step vulnerability assessment model to guide our keystrokes, we can ensure repeatable value while delivering elite engagements each time. Then we take action on an enterprise scale by leveraging force multiplying tools and techniques like PowerShell.

Speaker Bio

Matthew Toussain

Matthew Toussain is an active-duty Air Force officer and the founder of Spectrum Information Security, a firm focused on maximizing the value proposition of information security programs. As an avid information security researcher, Matthew regularly hunts for vulnerabilities in computer systems and releases tools to demonstrate the effectiveness of attacks and countermeasures. He has been a guest speaker at many conference venues, including DEFCON, the largest security conference in the world. 

After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he architected and instructed the summer cyber course that now trains over 400 cadets per year, Matthew served as the Senior Cyber Tactics Development Lead for the U.S. Air Force. He directed the teams responsible for developing innovative tactics, techniques, and procedures for offensive operations as well as for cyber protection teams (CPT). Later, as a member of the 688th Cyber Warfare Wing he managed the Air Force's transition of all 18 CPTs to fully operational capability. As a founding member of Spectrum, Matthew regularly performs a wide variety of information security services. He earned his master's degree in information security engineering as one of the first graduates of the SANS Technology Institute and supports many national and international cyber competitions including the CCDC, Netwars, and the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise as a red team member and instructor.

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