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Matt Weeks to Present at DerbyCon 5.0 on Credential Assessment Privilege Escalation at Scale

On September 26, root9b’s Matt “sciptjunkie” Weeks will be presenting a talk on “Credential Assessment: Mapping Privilege Escalation at Scale” at DerbyCon in Louisville, Kentucky. DerbyCon is in its fifth year and is a three-day conference for security professionals, running September 25-27, 2015. The theme for this year’s DerbyCon is “Unity.”

Weeks’ talk will discuss how hackers gain credentials to access information systems in an escalated fashion, from original access to complete system compromise and further access to other systems. Little attention is given to this process, yet understanding it is a critical part of active network protection. Weeks will explain root9b’s process for identifying and combatting such credential exposure to ensure maximum network security.

For more event details, visit the DerbyCon website.