Principal Instructor SANS
An IT enthusiast who had childhood dreams of becoming a hacker, Chris Dale’s path to a career in information security was set after his older brother hacked him. Today Chris uses his hacker skills to demonstrate risk via Offensive Services and Incident Response.
Chris began his career in 2009 working for a large Norwegian ISP, doing development and IT operations. “I really learned about how all things interconnect and work,” he says. Since then he’s worked for multiple companies in important roles, and his last job was the head of cyber security at a 60 man Cyber Security consulting firm. Here he managed several teams, including pen testing and incident response. In 2020, Chris founded his own company, River Security, specializing in offensive services, attack surface management and cyber consulting.
A certified instructor for SANS and a SANS Analyst, Chris teaches SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling and SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries – Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses, and is co-author of SEC550: Cyber Deception – Attack Detection, Disruption and Active Defense.
When alerts become opportunities – Planning and building an Offensive SOC
Why do we have penetration tests once a year? Why are penetration testers struggling to be agile, still working in traditional project-based types of engagements? In order to disrupt nation-states, cybercriminals and other threat actors, the “game” needs to change. Attackers are agile, always-on and leveraging opportunities as they happen, while penetration testers struggle to keep up. It’s like a cheetah fighting a turtle. My talk addresses these points and proposes actionable insights on how to keep up via Offensive Security Operations Centers.
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Orange Services was created in 2013 and is a 100% owned subsidiary of Orange Group. As a technology services company, our DNA is in IT, but our teams also work in other domains including mobile networks and a number of commercial and business functions. Orange Services is one of the largest technology hubs in the Orange Group, working internationally for both Orange corporate functions and country operations. Through a unique combination of cutting edge know-how and expertise, our teams provide a broad range of services: development and supervision of IT services in domains such as Big Data, Cloud, M2M, IoT, TV, Connected Objects; design and development of IT infrastructure and desktop solutions; testing & planning for mobile networks; implementation of supply chain solutions and also improvement of commercial & business performance including BI, CRM, Analytics, Digital learning and Customer Care. Visit us on LinkedIn.