Infiltrate Security Conference OPEN CFP

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How to become a Penetration tester - an attempt to guide the next generation of hackers


Penetration Testers (aka.Ethical hackers) come from different backgrounds: developers, database, system, or network administrators, etc.. In this talk we will discuss how the decisions you are making today may influence your area of expertise. In this talk we will cover the different paths, certifications that matter, jobs that will help you towards the area you wish to specialize in and what skills you should be concentrating in while in school. We will also cover expectations of becoming a penetration tester, we will touch on women within penetration testing and give you an idea of what to expect in the real world. I have stumbled through security with no guidance for most of life. Let me stop you from making my mistakes and wasting money in certifications that wont take you very far.

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Perla is one of the most knowledgeable, professional, results-oriented peers i have worked with over my 28 years at IBM. Her technical expertise is second to none. Her insights and guidance on career paths and skills (relative to Penetration Testing,) are exceptional and invaluable. Mentoring others, men and women, is also one of her strongest assets.

Interested in Speaking?

We are pleased to announce the Call For Papers for INFILTRATE 2018 is now open. If you would like to present and have an offense-focused-fresh-content presentation, please submit an abstract, Bio and headshot to This information will be included on our Open CFP site, here, where the public can vote on which presentations they are most interested in seeing at INFILTRATE. Call for papers will close on December 14th, 2017. Shortly after this date, the winning speakers will be notified.

Some of the benefits of speaking at INFILTRATE are:

  • A trip to Miami Beach during the non-gates-of-hell hot season
  • A stay at one of the premier luxury resorts in the area
  • A no-bullshit environment where you don't have to be apologetic about
  • Ability to participate in the 1st ever profit sharing conference