WhatWorks in Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Summit 2008

Venue: Paris Hotel

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: May 31, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 09, 2008
Early Registration Date: Apr 23, 2008
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To secure their infrastructure and meet compliance requirements, enterprises increasingly rely on comprehensive penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Various regulations, the Payment Card Industry standards, and basic due diligence require finding security flaws through the use of assessment and penetration testing methods before malicious attackers find them. But, without skilled personnel, a professional and repeatable process, and trustworthy tools, penetration testing is a shot in the dark and could be dangerous to enterprise operations. The SANS Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Summit brings together industry leaders to help enterprises get the most out of their penetration testing. We'll discuss the latest processes and technologies for effective vulnerability discovery and remediation throughout an enterprise. In a series of highly interactive sessions, expert penetration testers and enterprise personnel will share lessons learned from the trenches with the goal of helping others improve their testing operations. Detailed Q&A sessions will let attendees grill the experts to get deep into policy, process, and technical aspects of testing. Several case studies will illustrate best practices as well as techniques to avoid. Vendor shoot-outs provide an opportunity to ask hard questions to determine which tools best meet business and technical requirements. Whether your organization performs penetration testing in-house or relies on third-party testing companies, this SANS Summit will help you maximize the value of your testing budget.

What Will You Learn at the Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Summit?
1. Methods for ensuring comprehensive, repeatable tests and assessments.
2. Real-world testing techniques from industry-recognized experts to find vulnerabilities while minimizing the chance of disruption of target systems.
3. Details about products and free tools that should be on your short list for use in effective penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.
4. An understanding of the various components of comprehensive testing, including network and web application analysis.
5. Lessons learned from tests in large- and medium-scale environments.
6. Practices of penetration testing pioneers that push the envelope in developing new tools and techniques for finding flaws.
7. Current trends in malicious attacks and how our penetration testing processes must adapt based on them.


Paris Hotel
3655 Las Vegas Blvd So.
Las Vegas
United States

Additional Information

Group discounts available. Register & pay by Wednesday, April 23, 2008, to receive a $250.00 discount. Register & pay by Wednesday, May 7, 2008, to receive a $150.00 discount.