The State Of Penetration Testing Panel – PSW #677

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Ed Skoudis
President of SANS Technology Institute, Director of Holiday Hack Challenge at SANS Institute & Counter Hack

Ed Skoudis has taught cyber incident response and advanced penetration testing techniques to more than 12,000 cybersecurity professionals. He is a SANS Faculty Fellow and the lead for the SANS Penetration Testing Curriculum. His courses distill the essence of real-world, front-line case studies he accumulates because he is consistently one of the first experts brought in to provide after-attack analysis on major breaches where credit card and other sensitive financial data is lost.

Travis Smith
Director, Malware Threat Research at Qualys

Travis is the Director of Malware Threat Research at Qualys. He has spent the past 15 years in the security industry with a focus on digital forensics and incident response. He holds a wide array of certifications ranging from GIAC Certified Penetration Tester to the CISSP, as well as an MBA with a concentration in information security. Travis has presented his research at conferences worldwide at venues such as BlackHat, RSA, and SecTor.

Diego Sor
Security Consulting Services, Director at Core Security, a HelpSystems Company

Diego Sor is the Director of Security Consulting Services at Core Security. With more than 20 years of experience in the security industry, first as a software developer and then as security consultant, Diego is passionate about new testing strategies, methodologies, and offensive security research. His primary focus and expertise is delivering infrastructure and application security penetration tests.


Principal Security Evangelist at Eclypsium
Professor at Roger Williams University
Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Sytems
Security Analyst at Black Hills Information Security
Product Security Research and Analysis Director at Finite State
Senior Cyber Advisor at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element