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Michael Walker

Michael Walker has worked in the security industry for over 20 years, including 4 years as a member of the Air Force Red Team and another 4 years in the private sector performing ethical hacking against a variety of industries including: manufacturing, financial, energy, and education. He holds Security+ and Offensive Security Certified Professional certifications.

Recent Posts

Improving Security by Introducing a Full Scope Penetration Testing Strategy

Posted by Michael Walker on Sep 17, 2018 1:37:34 PM

Hackers and cybercriminals constantly search for vulnerabilities in organizations. In recent years, they have stepped up attacks on networks that contain large amounts of personal data.

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Topics: Penetration Testing, Information Security, Ethical Hacking

Red Teaming - Is it right for you?

Posted by Michael Walker on Jan 28, 2015 4:17:00 PM

In this post, I'd like to talk about how to actually apply the concept of “red teams” in your enterprise.  First, and foremost, red teaming for cyber security refers to the concept of a small team of hackers reviewing an organization to determine if they can gain access to critical assets.  This may not sound much different than a penetration test, but one crucial piece is almost non-existent in a red team exercise:  scope.  A red team will utilize a web application, mobile platform, physical, social engineer, and network tester as part of a team whose goal is to profile the organization and gain access.

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Topics: Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Managed Detection & Response, Security Monitoring

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