ARE YOU AT RISK OF A SECURITY BREACH? – RECENT TRENDS AND COMMON PITFALLS OF NETWORK PENETRATION TESTING presented at BsidesAsheville 2014

by Denny Deaton,

Summary : Join us as we cover several recent security breaches, and provide insight around the impact and estimated costs of a breach. Our team will discuss trends from recent security breaches, first-hand knowledge and results from network security assessments that we’ve performed, along with many common pitfalls and mistakes made during network scanning and penetration testing that often lead to open gaps and security exposures. As we walk through our methodology, we’ll share some of our own tricks and secrets that ensure a thorough penetration test. The efficiencies gained with our approach leave more time for manual testing, evaluating the true risks of security issues discovered, and determining the best approach for closing gaps to secure your external perimeter.