Session Name: The Best Defense is a Good Offensive Security Program
This session delves into the power of offensive security engineering in today's cyber landscape. We aim to highlight the crucial shift from traditional reactive methods to anticipatory strategies in cybersecurity. By emphasizing attack surface management and identifying vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, we will illustrate the potency of proactivity. Attendees will learn how adopting an attacker's perspective through practices like penetration testing and red teaming can strengthen defense mechanisms. Drawing from real-world examples, our talk aspires to arm participants with the knowledge to improve their own cybersecurity infrastructure.
Brendan O'Leary is Head of Community at ProjectDiscovery, on a mission to democratize security, and an advisor to various startups. Having worked in software his entire career, Brendan has had the privilege of working with many customers. Previously at GitLab and a board member of the CNCF – it is clear, every company is a software company. That means every company needs software and security operational excellence. Outside of work, you'll find Brendan with 1 to 4 kids hanging off of him at any given time or occasionally finding a moment alone to build something in his workshop.