Applying Attacker Profile Knowledge to Vulnerability Management

Presented by

Ryan O'Leary, VP Threat Research Center & Technical Support, WhiteHat Security

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With cyber attacks on the rise, how can we apply our knowledge about attackers into better protecting our organizations? There are some key personas when it comes to who is attacking web sites. Everyone from teenagers to national agencies are hacking organizations via their websites now – 40% of the time. Each attacker has their own motivation and unique skills that they use to pull off quite different attacks. The type of persona most likely to attack your organization gives insight into the methods and suggested remedies. Join this session to learn: - How to identify your cyber attacker - How the identity of the attacker can guide crafting a security policy geared towards that threat - Best practices & use cases About the Presenter: Ryan O’Leary is VP of the Threat Research Center and Technical Support at WhiteHat Security, the specialized team of web application security experts. Ryan joined WhiteHat Security as an ethical hacker in 2007. Reporting directly to CEO Craig Hinkley, Ryan now manages a team of over 150 security engineers, based in three locations over two continents. He is also responsible for overseeing the delivery of WhiteHat Sentinel, which services over 10,000 customer websites. Under Ryan’s leadership, the team has built a one-of-a-kind database that combines details of more than 26 million vulnerability patterns with proprietary algorithms to assess the threat level.

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