Dhruv Bisiani talks through his day in the life of a Covert Ethical Hacker (Red Teamer), maintaining good Operational Security to fly under the radar and go undetected (OPSEC), some Red Team war stories, breaking into a Zero Trust environment, Phishing & leveraging Social Engineering. We also run through tips for those looking to get into Cyber Security, the difference between the Red Teaming and Penetration Testing (commonly confused) and the evolution and increase of Purple Teaming and Threat Intelligence.
We explore Dhruv Bisani’s journey of being an international employee (and its challenges and misconceptions), gaining a VISA and sponsorship to work in the UK for a big 4 consultancy PwC, the value of CREST Certifications, CCT APP, CCT INF, CCSAS, CSSAM, and becoming the Red Team Lead for Eurofins Cyber Security. We also explore challenges in the work environment and how to deal with them.
In the third episode of RedTeam Raw, Picnic’s Director of Global Intelligence, Manit Sahib, sits down with experienced penetration tester, ethical hacker, and current Security Consultant at Claranet (previously Sec-1), Dimitris Pallis!
We discuss Ukrainian IT army cyberwarfare, Dimitris’ journey to becoming an ethical hacker, how to keep your OpSec when sending out your personal info in your CV, Dimitris’ tips for people wanting to level up in the industry and best resources for preparing to get a job, how to manage time when getting your certifications, red team stories with an important lesson from Dimitris, skills needed to be a good ethical hacker, the problem of social engineering, where things are going in the industry, the need for companies to reduce their attack surface/presence online, tools for OSINT reconnaissance, the need for basic awareness about giving out personal info with two recent dangerous examples from LinkedIn, the lifecycle of a ransomware incident, and final tips from Dimitris.
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In the second episode of RedTeam Raw, Picnic’s Director of Global Intelligence, Manit Sahib, sits down with certified SANS instructor, author, researcher, consultant, and rock star RedTeamer Jean-François Maes, known on Twitter as @Jean_Maes_1994. Based in Belgium, Jean-François is the founder of redteamer.tips and is an avid contributor to the offensive security community. He is currently a security researcher at HelpSystems where he aids the Cobalt-Strike team in developing new features.
We discuss how he got into InfoSec and became a SANS instructor; the difference between pentesting, Red Teaming, and Purple Teaming; the most common ways of gaining a foothold as a RedTeamer; a RedTeam story with flowers from Jean-François; his tool Clippi-B; how he manages his time; motivations and resources for becoming a hacker; advice for getting into the industry and being able to stand out; Jean’s biggest challenge at the moment, and where he sees the industry going.
In the very first episode, Picnic’s own Director of Global Intelligence, Manit Sahib, talks with InfoSec legend Marcello Salvati, most famously known as the creator of CrackMapExec and SilentTrinity. He is the founder and CEO of Porchetta Industries, Security Engineer at SpaceX, and is known on Twitter as @byt3bl33d3r. We discuss his perspectives on InfoSec, advice for those getting started in this space, how he got to where he is now, overcoming burnout and managing time, red team stories, and where he thinks InfoSec is heading over the next 10 years.