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Expanding Security Knowledge at COV Conference

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As a first-time sponsor, SyCom exhibited at the fifth annual Information Security Conference for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The conference, held this year at the Altria Theater in downtown Richmond, VA, is hosted by the Commonwealth Information Security Council. SyCom representatives showcased our security offerings, consulting services, Microsoft offerings and RedSpy365: A Continuous Penetration Testing Service.

The conference included expert presentations for those with responsibilities for managing, auditing or assessing information security in their organizations. SyCom Security Practice Manager, Darren Manners, was asked to speak on ‘Automating the Red Team – The Rise of the Robots.’ In his presentation Darren explained the history of red team automation and discussed what current attackers are doing in terms of automating their attacks. He also examined the diminishing gap between vulnerability disclosure and weaponization of code and looked at how blue team/ red team integration – through botnet technology and API’s – can help protect an organization.