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Mike Saunders

Mike Saunders (@hardwaterhacker) is Red Siege Information Security's Principal Consultant. Mike has over 25 years of IT and security expertise, having worked in the ISP, banking, insurance, and agriculture businesses. Mike gained knowledge in a range of roles throughout his career, including system and network administration, development, and security architecture. Mike is a Black Hat Trainer and is a highly regarded and experienced international speaker with notable cybersecurity talks at conferences such as DerbyCon, Circle City Con, NorthSec, SANS Enterprise Summit, the NDSU Cyber Security Conference, in addition to having more than a decade of experience as a penetration tester. You can find Mike's in-depth technical blogs and tool releases online and learn from his several offensive and defensive-focused SiegeCasts. He has been a member of the NCCCDC Red Team on several occasions and is the Premier Red Team Operator for Red Siege Information Security.


Rethinking Penetration Testing
Mike Saunders

The current model for traditional penetration testing is broken. Find out the difference between red and purple teams, assumed breach testing, and how to choose the right test to maximize impact.

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