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Penetration Testing: What? Why? How?

Nat Shere - Rook

Dec 06, 2017

Abstract

Penetration testing, or "Ethical Hacking", is the practice of testing systems, environments, and even employees in the manner of a real-world hacker. As news of security breaches and wide-spread hacks increase, companies are increasingly pursuing penetration testing services. This talk will discuss what penetration testing is and different approaches that vendors bring to it, why penetration testing is so important to a security program, and how penetration tests are implemented to simulate real-world attacks.

About the Speaker

Nathaniel (Nat) Shere has a Master’s of Science in Information Security from Columbia University. He has been working at Rook for three years as a Senior Information Security Consultant and specializes in web application penetration testing, network penetration testing, and social engineering assessments. In addition, Nat writes for Rook Security's blog and develops internal, automation tools.

Unless otherwise noted, the security seminar is held on Wednesdays at 4:30P.M. STEW G52, West Lafayette Campus. More information...

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