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Red Teaming the Board - Robert Wood (BSidesCharm 2017) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Red Teaming the Board

Robert Wood

BSidesCharm 2017

Red teaming as an infosec practice has centered lately around showy exploits, social engineering, and ski-mask style hacking. This is just the tip of the iceberg, to better align security teams with what business leaders need, we need to get back to our adversarial roots by focusing on a broader spectrum of threats, how businesses can be harmed, and how to uncover them from a process perspective. This talk will focus on how and where we as security practitioners can apply red teaming techniques in the corporate environment, going beyond the same old live fire hacking exercises with war games, business process reviews, and competitor/market analysis. The goal of this talk is to empower security teams to better align themselves with not only IT and engineering departments, but the core business objectives and directives in place at their respective organizations.

Robert Wood runs the security team at Nuna, whose core directive is to protect one of the nation's largest collective healthcare data sets. Previously, Robert was a Principal Consultant at Cigital where he founded and led the red team assessment practice and worked with strategic clients across the United States in an advisory capacity. Throughout his career, Robert has approached problems from the red teaming perspective, identifying how and why things might fail when instigated from an adversary.

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