Securi-Tay V

Friday, February 26, 2016 4 years ago Dundee, United Kingdom

MWR is pleased to announce that Matthew Watkins & Hamza Beghal will be presenting at Securi-Tay V, an annual information security conference held by the Ethical Hacking Society at Abertay University.

Event Description

Securi-Tay is an information Security conference held by the Ethical Hacking Society at Abertay University. After the sell-out success of Securi-Tay IV, this year’s event will run over two days, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of February. The conference will be held in Abertay University, benefiting from the fantastic transport links to Dundee. As well as transport, Dundee benefits from affordable accommodation in the city centre, as well as a thriving technology community and the reputation for being Scotland’s sunniest city.

The conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in Hacking and Information Security. You don’t need to be a l33t h4x0r to attend and enjoy the event: Securi-Tay V promises to provide a fantastic, worthwhile experience for everyone, new to the scene and conference veteran alike. Both days will feature talks from industry professionals and students as well as some workshops. Securi-Tay V will feature the return of a Capture the Flag event, with a prize for the best score. Lunch will be provided both days and an evening buffet will be provided in the bar after the event on day one.

Talk presented by MWR

  • Time: 15:00:00
  • Room: Lecture Theatre 1 (2516)
  • Topic: Blue is the New Red
  • Speakers: Matthew Watkins and Hamza Beghal
  • Description: Time and time again we hear people (in the community) saying they want to be a network intrusion analyst, incident handler, or work in a SOC with the end goal of working up to being a pen tester in a few years. When you consider the traditional image of defensive security: a SOC, full of analysts staring at screens and answering phones, responding to alerts and not truly understanding the full situation; it quickly becomes clear why people have the mind-set that defensive security is easy and plain straight boring. But is there more to it than that?

    In this talk we’ll try to clear up the distinguishable differences between offensive and defensive security, and explore some of the different roles that exist in each. Furthermore, we’ll try to highlight how important different skills are to both offensive and defensive security, but also how they can actually be used to complement each other too improving your offensive skills may just improve your defensive capability too, and vice versa). Most importantly however, we’ll discuss a different image of defensive security, one that attracts people to join, with interesting opportunities, and doesn’t act as a stepping stone into offensive roles as it currently does.




You can register for tickets here.

Accreditations & Certificates

MWR is an accredited member of The Cyber Security Incident Response Scheme (CSIR) approved by CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers).
MWR is certified under the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme to deal with sophisticated targeted attacks against networks of national significance.
We are certified to comply with ISO 9001 and 14001 in the UK, internationally accepted standards that outline how to put an effective quality and environmental management systems in place.
MWR is certified to comply with ISO 27001 to help ensure our client information is managed securely.
As an Approved Scanning Vendor MWR is approved by PCI SSC to conduct external vulnerability scanning services to PCI DSS Requirement 11.2.2.
We are members of the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), an organisation serving the needs of the information security sector.
MWR is a supplier to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which provides commercial and procurement services to the UK public sector.
MWR is a Qualified Security Assessor, meaning we have been qualified by PCI to validate other organisation's adherence to PCI DSS.
As members of CHECK we are measured against high standards set by NCSC for the services we provide to Her Majesty's Government.
MWR’s consultants hold Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) qualifications and are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.