Monday, April 27, 2009

Social Engineering Master Class at ChicagoCon

I'm excited that next week i'll be attending the Social Engineering Master Class at ChicagoCon with Chris Nickerson and Mike Murray. I'll also be sticking around to give my Client-Side talk for the con portion on Saturday.

The outline for the SE Master Class is up and it looks good!

"The world of Information Security is changing. Budgets are tighter, attacks are more sophisticated, and the corporate network is no longer the low hanging fruit. That leaves web-enabled applications as the vector-du-jour, but that well is quickly drying up for organized crime as well. As they creep up the OSI Model looking for easier ways to steal your corporate assets, they are quickly making their way up the stack to the unspoken 8th layer, the end user. So what is the next step in the never-ending escalation of this cyber war?

To find out, we must do as Sun Tzu taught. "Think like our enemy!" That is, after all, the primary tenet of penetration testing AKA ethical hacking, isn't it? After years of hardening physical systems, networks, OSs, and applications, we have now come full circle to a new dawn of attack. People are now the target of the advanced hacker, and the cross-hairs are focused squarely on their foreheads... literally. It is only a matter of time before corporations feel the pain of wetware hacking requiring a new approach to testing and defense. It has become imperative to assemble a world-class team of experts to train professionals on the technologies and methods of the most dangerous and costly attackers, social engineers."

I think there are still seats available for the class and tickets for the con portion as well.

See everyone in Chicago!



xamox said...

You should come to penguicon this weekend.

davehull said...

I would love to read your review of the course. Please post some info.