Episode 22: Why Pen Testing and Being Flexible Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Episode 22: Why Pen Testing and Being Flexible Are Two Sides of the Same Coin
Feb. 2, 2017

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Pen testing is no longer a new phenomenon, and neither is security assessments, but they live in a world that changes every day and within industries that have unique needs and demands. Chris Littlebury knows this all too well having led, teamed, or executed more than 200 unique security assessment engagements. Sitting down for episode 22 of Security Nation, Chris provided a glimpse into what makes a pen test a success (hint, it has nothing to do with your tools or tricks), why Summer2016 was a really easy password back in ... well, the summer of 2016, and the impact of IoT. Listen in and hear host Kyle Flaherty and Chris hit on: - Why creativity trumps certifications every time. - How local security MeetUps are probably more useful than the big cons. - The growth in UBA/IDR solutions being used to trip up pen testers during engagements. - And how they are both planning a trip to Austin for, of course, tacos.

Security Nation is a podcast dedicated to covering all things infosec – from what’s making headlines to practical tips for organizations looking to improve their own security programs.

Host Kyle Flaherty (@KyleFlaherty) has been knee-deep in the security sector for nearly two decades. At Rapid7 he leads a team of technical marketers with the mission of providing impactful content that helps security professionals do their jobs.

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