May 5, 2023
Unmasked with Nelson Santos
Play • 38 min

Pentera is a company that specializes in automated security testing and vulnerability management. Its platform uses a combination of automated and manual testing techniques to identify and prioritize security vulnerabilities in an organization's infrastructure. By doing so, Pentera helps unmask hidden vulnerabilities and provide visibility into potential security threats. Their "Automated Security Validation" component continuously validates cyber defenses. It's a method of testing that is becoming increasingly more popular as attackers have become more sophisticated. In fact, it was recently recognized by Gartner as its own category.

Nelson Santos, a Senior SE with Pentera, is a security professional with years of experience in both attack and defense teams. He holds multiple top-tier security certifications and has trained under some of the best known researchers in the field. His interests range from exploit development and vulnerability research to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

We engage in a discussion that defines automated security validation, and why it's different from traditional methods of security testing.

0:03:29 - Automated Security Validation: Benefits, Vendor Landscape, and Trends
0:05:29 - Effect of Automated Security Validation in the Age of COVID-19
0:07:11 - Challenges and Best Practices
0:12:39 - The Impact of Automated Security Validation Tools on DevOps Workflows
0:15:54 - Automated Security Tools for Mid-Sized Enterprises
0:17:22 - Automated Security Validation Tools for Enterprises
0:22:09 - Pentera's History
0:23:41 - Pentera's Security Validation and Differentiators for Success
0:28:07 - Trends in Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence Integration
0:30:15 - Pentera's Rap Battle at RSA and Black Hat Conferences

Nelson's LinkedIn
Pentera's - LinkedIn
Pentera's - Twitter
Pentera's Website

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