From the point of view of the attacker

Hear what moves the ICT industry – episode 40 IT-BUSINESS Podcast: From the point of view of the attacker

Doing illegal things legally: As a penetration tester at G Data, Sascha Schimmler gains access to corporate systems. You can hear in the IT BUSINESS podcast which fatal security vulnerabilities he and his colleague Tim Berghoff have already encountered.

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Already as a young guy Sascha Schimmler found joy in programming and learned early that if you know the rules, you can break them. Today, as an expert for penetration testing at the security manufacturer, he is on the side of the good guys. Its task is to gain access to the company’s own networks. But finding and closing the vulnerabilities is not the only challenge. It also includes educating customers in order to increase their security awareness – and this is not always easy. Schimmler and his colleague Tim Berghoff report on their most hair-raising experiences and the best bad customer examples.

However, a pen test is not always useful. Often, companies with a very low security awareness, the so-called Security Maturity level, have to first build up basic knowledge. This includes basics such as the correct password assignment or regular updates of software. Supposed self-evidences, which unfortunately often receive little attention. In this podcast episode, the two security experts explain what security strategies are all about.

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