Echoworx Talking Security at Cloud & Cyber Security Expo London
Frédéric Virmont has worked for a decade in the area of vulnerability management –and is now leading a penetration testing program at a major organization in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Frédéric sat down with us at Cloud Security Expo London 2019 to discuss current issues, strategies and current vulnerabilities he sees in the contemporary world of information security.
If you know how to hack a system – you know how to protect it. And, just because you have a strong firewall or strong antivirus software, doesn’t mean your network system is no longer vulnerable. Even one missed vulnerability is all a malicious actor needs to get in. Consistent pens tests are a good way of identifying information security issues before they become expensive headaches for an organization.
According to Frédéric, the true importance of pen testing is only starting to resonate with many organizations. And the role of a pen tester is becoming more complex and demanding. In addition to staying on top of every new threat, trend and information security technology, a pen tester needs to learn fast and apply any newly acquired information seamlessly into their testing process.