Security Professionals Get The Best Toys, March 23, 2012 Do you think penetration testers--the people that companies hire to break into organizations and test their defenses--remain immersed in the pale glow of a stack of monitors listening to techno and mainlining over-caffeinated fruit drinks? I was visiting Steve Stasikounis, CEO of Secure Network Technologies and Dark Reading contributor, last week in his offices, and he couldn't help showing off his latest penetration testing and forensic investigation tools.
If you see these guys coming out of your building, you've been had. Note the lack of blue Mohawk haircuts, tattoos, piercings or ankle-length trench coats. They look like regular guys, they flash a smile, chat up whomever gets in their way, and basically break into your facilities.