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The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Nat Shere - Rook Security

Students: Spring 2022, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

Penetration Testing: What? Why? How?

Dec 06, 2017

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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 Security 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.

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