Kieran – Head of Penetration Testing
How I got into pen testing:
I’ve been a penetration tester for 10 years now, having previously worked on government projects and within financial institutions throughout Europe.
My intrigue for penetration testing started in college, and once I discovered it was an ‘actual job’ my mind was set and I enrolled in the world’s first ethical hacking degree at Abertay University.
What I enjoy about pen testing:
I’ll admit that sometimes pen testing can be like banging your head against a wall, but when you finally have that breakthrough and make a real impact for a business, it’s worth the struggle.
My advice for businesses:
The advice I’d give for businesses is that the key first step in penetration testing is to get a good handle on what assets you have and the risks associated. That way you’ll be in a better position to make informed decisions.