System Penetration Testing

Tuesday 8 October 2013, 7.00pm for 7.30pm (for refreshement)

TC014, University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2QF

Speaker: Martin Pill


With ever more business and Government services being offered online, Web Application security has never been more important. Building secure web applications is hard, and if an organisation does not want to hit the headlines for the wrong reasons, an effective penetration test allows it to identify vulnerabilities, before the hackers do.

This presentation will give an overview of how penetration testing is organised and governed in the UK, before discussing examples of interesting issues found in recent tests. Identities will be hidden, to protect the guilty!

Time and technology allowing, the presentation will conclude with a live demonstration of how poorly designed web applications can be exploited.

Martin Pill is a Security Consultant with Info-Assure Ltd, a member of the CESG CHECK and CLAS schemes, and experienced in Web Application and Infrastructure testing.

There is a bus service to the Park Campus which leaves Cheltenham railway station forecourt at: 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30.

You can telephone the Park Campus during office hours on 01242 714700 or after 17:00 on 01242 714402.