How Automated Security Assessments Stop Untargeted Attacks

Nothing can replace a manual security assessment, especially if you are defending against highly targeted attacks or advanced persistent threats (APTs). However, the majority of attacks are untargeted, trying to exploit or brute force servers on a large scale with minimal effort and minimal risk. So why are penetration testers still mostly testing infrequently and by hand, especially if they are overworked and companies are having trouble hiring skilled people?

In this webcast for CISOs and security practitioners, participants will learn about the following topics:

  • Major attack vectors of 2011 and early 2012
  • How script kiddies are automating attacks to break into networks 
  • How you can automate Metasploit Pro to identify these risks first
  • How automated security assessments can complement manual penetration testing
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Speaker:
HD Moore
CSO and Chief Architect, Metasploit

moore-headshot.jpgHD is Chief Security Officer at Rapid7 and Chief Architect of Metasploit, the leading open-source penetration testing platform. HD founded the Metasploit Project in the summer of 2003 with the goal of becoming a public resource for exploit code research and development. Prior to joining Rapid7 and continuing his work on the Metasploit Framework, HD was the Director of Security Research at BreakingPoint Systems, where he focused on the content and security testing features of the BreakingPoint product line. Prior to BreakingPoint, HD spent seven years providing vulnerability assessments, leading penetration tests, and developing exploit code.

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