Discussion: Security Testing

10th January 2023
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Saskia Coplans's profile
Saskia Coplans

Founder and Security Consultant

Anne Oikarinen's profile
Anne Oikarinen

Senior Security Consultant

James Bore's profile
James Bore

Managing Director

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Introducing the Panelists
Discussion on Security Testing Specialists
Practicing Security Testing Safely
Integration of Security Testing in SDLC
Threat Modelling Process
Understanding Threat Modelling
Games for Effective Threat Modelling
Feature Testing and Security Team
Internal vs. External Pen Testing
Starting a Career in Security Field
Certifications in the Security Field
Twitter and InfoSec Influencers
Closing Remarks and Thank You

In this discussion, Vernon was joined by three guests who have a great deal of knowledge and experience in Security Testing: Saskia Coplans, Anne Oikarinen & James Bore.

Whether you're a tester looking to transition into security, a developer curious about enhancing your app's defences, or simply passionate about cybersecurity, this session is packed with actionable insights and advice.

From the basics of starting a career in security to advanced penetration testing techniques, our panellists cover a wide range of topics, including essential tools, keeping up with emerging threats, and the balance between internal and external testing. This engaging discussion also explores practical tips for integrating security testing into your workflow, ensuring that you're not just checking boxes but truly enhancing your product's security posture. 

Watch now for a deep-dive discussion into security testing, where our panellists' shared knowledge is your greatest asset.

Saskia Coplans's profile'

Saskia Coplans

Founder and Security Consultant

Saskia is the Cofounder and Director of Digital Interruption and REXScan, and is the Director of Innovation for Data Science, AI and Cyber and HOST Salford. Saskia has over ten years experience in information security and governance along with standards and policy development. She has worked across Europe and Central Asia for Governments, NGO’s, Regulators and the Private Sector and presents at events and conferences world wide. She sits on the Greater Manchester Cyber Advisory Group, the Board of OWASP Manchester and the Infosec Hoppers and is a Copresenter on the Greyhats Podcast. 
Anne Oikarinen's profile'

Anne Oikarinen

Senior Security Consultant

Anne Oikarinen is a Senior Security Consultant who works with security and software development teams to help them design and develop secure software. Anne believes that cyber security is an essential part of software quality.

After working several years in a security software development team in various duties such as testing, test management, training, network design and product owner tasks, Anne focused her career fully on cyber security. In her current job at Nixu Corporation, Anne divides her time between hacking and threat analysis - although as network geek, she will also ensure that your network architecture is secure. Anne also has experience on incident response and security awareness after working in the National Cyber Security Centre of Finland.

Anne holds a Master of Science (Technology) degree in Communication Networks and Protocols from Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

James Bore's profile'

James Bore

Managing Director

Security hygienist. Technical debt collector. Ocassional kludger.
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