The event will focus on a metrics-based approach to information security with an emphasis on offensive and defensive security methods and how they work together. The SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking course will help attendees hone their offensive skills by teaching them how to conduct successful penetration testing and ethical hacking techniques. The SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the 20 Critical Security Controls In-Depth course will focus on defense as students learn how to implement a prioritized, risk-based approach to information security (i.e. the 20 Critical Controls).
"Breaches and data loss will continue unless organizations focus on the right areas of security which requires understanding how an attacker infiltrates systems," said Dr.
"In building a comprehensive information security program, organizations need to understand the importance of offense informing defense. That is to say that penetration testing, performed correctly, can assist in the threat modeling and self-targeting necessary to complete a defensive infrastructure," said
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