Context will be sponsoring BSides Scotland on 27th April 2018 at the Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow. If you are planning to attend, visit us on our stand located opposite the reception area and speak to our experts, pick up some of our giveaways or be in with the chance of winning a drone by taking part in our drone hacking competition! Our Consultants will also be giving a workshop and presentation during the day, details of which are below.
Steven Lamb, Lead Consultant at Context, will be giving a workshop from 9am, 'An Introduction to Windows Breakout', this is an introductory workshop to breaking out of a locked down Windows environment, ranging from simple cosmetic lockdowns to a enterprise policies applied through AppLocker. It's composed of a series of breakout exercises that will involve some trial and error, with time to play around and practice the techniques described.
Andrew Scott, Assurance Lead for Scotland at Context, will be presenting 'Penetration Testing: A beginner's paradise'. In this talk Andrew will take a look at what employers want to see if you are looking to break into penetration testing. With experience as a hiring manager in large and small corporate organisations Andrew will go beyond the usual advice and will discuss what will actually attract employers to you and give some concrete steps you can take that have worked for others in Scotland. Andrew will give the details of the hiring process from an employer's point of view and will provide a few real-world examples of how not to do it along the way.
Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants and is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. We look forward to seeing you there!