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Beyond Scanning: Delivering Impact Driven Vulnerability Assessments

  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017 at 10:30 AM EDT (2017-10-04 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

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in computer science and the SANS Technology Institute with an M.S. in information security engineering, Matthew has served as the senior cyber tactics development lead for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and worked as a security analyst for Black Hills Information Security. In 2014, he started Open Security, which performs full-spectrum vulnerability risk assessments. He is co-author of SEC460: Enterprise and Cloud | Threat and Vulnerability Assessment and has created numerous popular penetration testing tools. Matthew is also a Grand Champion of NetWars Tournament of Champions and holds 10+ security certifications.

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