CYBER SECURITY

SEPTEMBER 15th @ 1 PM EST.

Cyber Security Penetration testers (White Hats) will tell you most networks are compromised because of the most common, textbook vulnerabilities. These are not sophisticated hacks requiring deep infiltration or next-gen exploit code. Most are exploited through what is known in the industry as “low hanging fruit”.
An experienced White Hat over the course of their career will test clients ranging from small, medium to large. Yet, despite the unique nature of each client network, they all share a common vulnerability. The “lack of basic hardening” and seldom always following best practices.

In over 90% of networks simple mitigation steps make the difference between ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’, yet Windows Hardening, and simple best practices are not being enforced. When examined in more detail and broken down to their most fundamental components, the following vulnerabilities contribute most often:

Cyber Security Penetration testers (White Hats) will tell you most networks are compromised because of the most common, textbook vulnerabilities. These are not sophisticated hacks requiring deep infiltration or next-gen exploit code. Most are exploited through what is known in the industry as “low hanging fruit”.

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Tom Bigos

Diligent Cyber Security Professional, driven by passion for IT, gadgets, Cyber Security and Training. Tom has worked in the Cyber Security arena for 11 years. The knowledge he brings comes from hands-on, in the field on-site engagements, testing hundreds of organizations in Canada and USA. For example, Law Enforcement, Water and Power Utilities - including Nuclear Generation, K-12 Education, Municipal Government, Manufacturing, Law Firms, Hospitals and many others. Tom has co-developed and taught several training courses focusing on Hacking, Windows Hardening and Open Source.

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Paul Schmit

Paul is a business development veteran who prides himself on putting his clients at the centre of everything he does. With over 25 years of Information Technology experience, Paul has implemented transformative digital solutions across all industries. After spending the vast majority of his career with IBM, Paul is now focusing on expanding the capabilities of charities and other non-profits so they can serve our communities better. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, with minors in business administration and computer science.

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