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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

VioPoint security consultant to present at BSides Detroit 2013

Josh Little, senior security consultant of VioPoint, a  provider of IT security and compliance solutions will make a presentation during the conference, BSides Detroit 2013 on June 7. 
BSides is a community driven event for and by information security professionals. It will be held on June 7-8 at the GM Renaissance Conference Center in Detroit. 
Little’s presentation, “A Cascade of Pebbles: How Small Incident Response Mistakes Make for Big Compromise,” will focus on a penetration test that showed gaps in the target company’s incident response process. It will highlight how the incident response short-comings allowed the attacker to stay weeks, days, hours and minutes ahead of the responders. A penetration test is a technique of evaluating the IT security of a network by simulating an attack from external and internal threats. This process involves an active analysis of the system for any potential vulnerability that can come from poor configuration, software and hardware flaws and other technical malfunctions.
Little has 14 years of experience in the IT and security fields. He is the chapter leader for OWASP Detroit (Open Web Application Security Project) and one of the founders of MiSec, a collective of Michigan based information security professionals.
For more information on VioPoint of Auburn Hills, visit  www.viopoint.com. 
BSides was named the first grassroots, DIY, open security conference in the world, providing an open platform for security professionals to share ideas, insights and foster discussions. BSides Detroit 2013 More information on BSides Detroit 2013 can be found at www.securitybsides.com/w/page/61144863/BSidesDetroit13.

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