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SINCON 2021 Conference — Pushing the Boundaries of Pentesting Skillset

Updated: Nov 3

SINCON 2021 Conference — BizComm Conversation

Day 1 (05 Nov 2021) 12.00pm—1.00pm @ Open Stage

Pushing the Boundaries of Pentesting Skillset

Abstract

The cybersecurity industry is filled with capture-the-flag (CTF) games and competitions, exploit labs, and pentesting training and certification. Whilst skills of "popping" boxes and capturing flags are great to have, how are they translated to mitigating cyber risks? What role does each of these play in the overall scheme of producing quality pentesters, red teamers, and even cyber defenders?


This BizComm Conversation — on Pushing the Boundaries of Pentesting Skillset — picks the brain of industry experts to find out more. 


About Moderator & Panellists

  • (Moderator) DAMIAN GOH is a community builder at Pentester Academy and Division Zero (Div0) Crew member. Damian has a strong interest in community and human capacity building.

  • KEVIN CARDWELL. LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-cardwell-6102891/

  • TERENCE LAU is a cybersecurity practitioner with expertise in providing strategies and technical directions, building new service/business lines, diverse teams, and capabilities. He has over 10 years of experience in information technology, with about 5 years dedicated to cybersecurity in leadership and technical roles. In his current role as a General Manager taking charge of the APAC and Greater China Cybersecurity Functions of an Automotive Maker, Terence is leading, managing, and delivering a wide range of cybersecurity services to internal stakeholders, mainly in Red Teaming, Threat Hunting, DFIR, Cyber Drill, Compromise Assessment, and Penetration Testing. He is also a security researcher and is currently waiting to have his Doctoral thesis accepted by relevant academic journals.

  • ANG LEONG BOON began his career in cybersecurity 18 years ago and is currently the Head of IT Security at NUS Information Technology, responsible for security governance, risk management, security operations, incident response and user awareness across the entire University. As a passionate advocate of the subject, he is also an adjunct lecturer at NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE), and a mentor for cybersecurity startups at ICE71. Leong Boon is an alumnus of NUS, having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongboon/

  • MIKE ART REBULTA has more than 18 years of experience combined as an IT and OT professional with a background in PCI-DSS audit management, Unix/Linux server lockdown, and systems administration, R&D, VAPT, TVM, CSIRT, CTI, CERT, and currently leading the DFIR program in an ICS/OT company. Holding a master's degree in IT with a concentration in E-Commerce security. He has also a professional graduate diploma in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security as continuing education. Specializing in Computer Forensics, Network Intrusion, Data Breach, Cybercrime Investigation, Malware Analysis, and Reverse Engineering. Technical writer and vlogger as a past-time hobby and uncovered 7 zero-day malware. Krav Maga practitioner, Judoka, and a license level 2 Freediver.

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