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An ethical hacker’s view on your security (Event from the vault Sep 2021)

Check out this video from the vault from an event we ran in September 2021.

Here is the original synopsis:

About this event

Your business’ rate of change is accelerating. How are you outpacing cyber threats?

You continue to invest in protecting your customers data, your intellectual property, educating your people around the risks of cyber attack and improving your business infrastructure.

Have you regularly invested in ‘point-in-time’ penetration testing. Is this still enough?

How do you know that you know these activities are proving to be effective?

In this month’s roundtable we’re going to be talking hacking. Our special guest Anders Reeves, Founder of CovertSwarm who are contracted by client’s to constantly and ethically hack their systems and exist to continually compromise their customers will join us, alongside one of their Hive Members - Elliott Thompson.

They will demonstrate how point-in-time testing is no longer enough and how Constant Cyber Attack is the only way to outpace your cyber threats. With examples from recent compromises of their customers they will tell you how:

There is such a thing as a free lunch. How to make free money from online retailer’s shopping carts. Comprise an administrative system as a self-registered customer. Almost detonate an industrial plant. If are concerned about the security of your data and want to know how a hacker would look to compromise you, then join us for this month’s roundtable.

Who should join us: - CTOs and leaders of tech companies who want to understand things from a hacker’s perspective. - Aspiring CTOs that have not had the time to focus on security. - Ethical hackers and security enthusiasts keen to share opinions and stories.

Anders’ bio Anders is an experienced technologist and business leader who has enjoyed a varied career spanning global brands including Sony PlayStation,, The PhotoBox Group and Gousto. Today, Anders leads his new cyber security venture - CovertSwarm - whilst delivering board-advisory services around topics of technology, commercial strategy, cyber security and modern leadership methodologies. Based in the UK and France, Anders gets his energy from his young family and through scaling businesses, mentoring individuals and supporting the formation, growth and development of highly-engaged teams.

Elliott’s bio Elliott has several years of reverse engineering, penetration testing and red teaming experience across a wide variety of sectors, industries, and countries. This included the successful delivery of high-quality engagements ranging from Industrial Control penetration testing against critical UK infrastructure to in-person red team engagements for financial service companies across the UAE, Singapore, China, and many others. Elliott is also regularly featured in the media and security press including numerous appearances on National TV.

This is a London CTOs event in association with CTO Craft. We have run a number of virtual events over recent months, previous events have covered topics such as finding your next role, remote tools and transitioning from the tech team to the leadership team. (Videos available on request).

RecWorks are the creators of many groups and communities including Meet-a-Mentor a free slack group that introduces aspiring CTOs to experienced CTOs, as well as more junior developers 2000 introductions made and counting! They also founded one of the largest Java User Groups in Europe the 7000 strong London Java Community. They are a community-driven recruitment agency focussing on tech placements in London.

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