Mastering Penetration Testing: Critical Tasks & Essential Tools for Success – Paula Januszkiewicz – PSW #784
In this talk, Paula Januszkiewicz, renowned cybersecurity expert with years of experience in the field, shares her insights on critical tasks that must be included in any successful penetration testing checklist. She will offer the listeners a sneak peek into her pentesting trick book, discuss the special tools she is using, and highlight the importance of diversifying your pentester's toolkit. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in mastering the art of penetration testing.
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Paula Januszkiewicz is the Founder and CEO of CQURE Academy and CQURE, which she established back in 2008. She is also Enterprise Security MVP, honorable Microsoft Regional Director and a world-class cybersecurity expert, consulting Customers all around the world. In 2017, Paula graduated from Harvard Business School and became an alumni. She delivers keynotes and sessions at the biggest world conferences such RSA, Black Hat, AISA, Microsoft Ignite, SecTor Canada, GISEC, GITEX, LEAP, and many others. She is often a top rated speaker, including being a No. 1 Speaker at Microsoft Ignite (among 1,100 speakers at a conference with 26,000 attendees) and Black Hat Asia 2019, also RSA conference where her 2 sessions where amongst top 5 rated. Paula is known for her unique stage presence that is always well-received among diverse audiences, often gathering thousands of people!
Paula has over 19 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, performing penetration tests, architecture consulting, trainings, and seminars. Every year, she takes over 200 flights to provide cybersecurity services for CQURE’s Customers. Paula, together with her Team, also creates security awareness programs for various organizations, including awareness sessions for top management. Together with the Team, they create various security tools (CQTools) supporting penetration tests, incident response and forensics, which are shared with community. Paula is a member of the Technical Advisory Board at the Royal Bank of Scotland/Natwest. And to top it all off, she has access to the source code of Windows!