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Tuesday, April 28 • TBA
Highlights into Cybersecurity Quandaries

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There is a disconnection between defenders’ perceptions and practices and the current cybersecurity landscape -or more precisely- the most common attack vectors leveraged by penetration testers acting as potential attackers. To understand this disconnection, we conducted a research that confronted attackers’ and defenders’ minds, surveying the perceptions and practices of over 100 cybersecurity professionals and comparing them with 100 penetration tests conducted across all North America. This presentation highlights the research’s key results. We linked the defenders’ perception with their reported actions, cross-referencing the results with statistics on penetration testing. We uncovered potential biases in the defenders’ mindset. At the end of the presentation, attendees may recognize themselves in the dissonant/overwhelming state discussed or -even better- may use the findings to consider new defense techniques.

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Masarah Paquet-Clouston

Security Researcher, GoSecure
Masarah Paquet-Clouston is a security researcher at GoSecure and a PhD candidate in criminology. She is also part of the NorthSec organization. With her background in economics, criminology, and now cybersecurity, she specializes in the study of crime and technology. She presented... Read More →
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Laurent Desaulniers

Director of Pentesting Services, GoSecure
Laurent is a team lead for GoSecure, based in Montreal. He has conducted over 200 pentesting and red team engagements over the span of 10 years and is still enthusiastic about it. Laurent is also a challenge designer for Northsec and has given talks to CQSI, NCFTA, HackFest, RSI... Read More →

Tuesday April 28, 2020 TBA