Autonomous pen-testing is certainly an innovation that brings new possibilities. The thoroughness and completeness that it is able to provide, is possibly better than conventional human pen-testing. Is it thinkable that these autonomous tests are going to take over from the human ethical hackers or is the human creativity still needed? Or is the future a cooperation between the two systems in a new way of working? Furthermore seen the growing demand for pen-testing and the limited human resources a software based proposition is possibly the only way to get the work done.
Snehal Antani, CEO and Co-Founder of Horizon3.ai, and our speaker from Netboss will elaborate on possibilities, strength and weakness of autonomous pen-testing. We will close the meeting with a panel discussion for which we have invited an ethical hacker.
Hans van der Looy
Hans is probably best known as ethical hacker. Mid 2017 he sold his shares in Madison Gurkha, the company he started in 2000. This company delivered high quality penetration testing services and security consultancy to the top-1000 organisations (enterprises, (research) institutions and government) in The Netherlands. These services enabled them to eﬃciently identify, mitigate and prevent business security risks. During this time the organisation was regarded one of the top-3 penetration test specialists in The Netherlands.
Before building this company Hans was involved as a senior security consultant with the RISC team at PinkRoccade. Hans started his professional career as a software engineer at the R&D department of Positronika Data Systems, after which he has various roles in various companies including Datex Industrial Automation, Balance Industrial Automation, Vicorp, and Sequent Computer Systems. In the past Hans has delivered various presentations and workshops at (international (hacker)) conferences, including, but not limited to: SANE, HOPE, Black Hat and HAL, and he is still passionate to share information and knowledge in presentations and workshops at company meetings, at universities and other educational institutions.
Hans is still passionate about privacy protection and securing intellectual properties. He noticed a long time ago that IT security always revolves around the proper protection of delicate data. His specialties focus on consultancy on and internal auditing of ISMSes, attack and penetration tests, IT security training and consultancy on improving software, system and network security.
Hans is always looking for new exciting projects in both The Netherlands and abroad.
LinkedIn: hZps: www.linkedin.com/in/hansvandelooy
Website: hZps: unicorn-security.nl
18:00 hrs – Simple dinner
18.30 hrs – Snehal Antani
19.30 hrs – Panel discussion with Snehal Antani and Hans van der Looy
20.00 hrs – End meeting
20.00 to 21.00 hrs – Drinks and networking