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FailTime:​ ​ Failing​ ​ towards​ ​ Success - Sean Metcalf (BSidesCharm 2018) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

FailTime:​ ​ Failing​ ​ towards​ ​ Success

Sean Metcalf

BSidesCharm 2018

The vast majority of talks are about a person or a team's successes. What they discovered, why it matters, what the impact is… But rarely do you get to peak behind the curtain and see the challenges they encountered and the barriers to success. The goal of this talk is to explore failure as an often necessary component in being successful. If I'm successful, it's because I fail frequently. I also constantly test new approaches and attempting to validate new ideas. I provide several case studies of my failure in security research and other IT and other less technical topics.

Sean Metcalf is founder and principal consultant at Trimarc Security, LLC (www.TrimarcSecurity.com), which focuses on mitigating, detecting, and when possible, preventing modern attack techniques. He is one of about 100 people in the world who holds the Microsoft Certified Master Directory Services (MCM) certification, is a Microsoft MVP, and has presented on Active Directory attack and defense at BSides, Shakacon, Black Hat, DEF CON, and DerbyCon security conferences. Sean has provided Active Directory and security expertise to government, corporate, and educational entities since Active Directory was released. He currently provides security consulting services to customers and regularly posts interesting Active Directory security information on his blog, ADSecurity.org.

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