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Security Professionals Get The Best Toys

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.
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This is the underside of the lid showing the periscope in the down position. The device is located underneath and attached to a plate metal logo. The camera is a digital button camera attached to a SuperCircuits MDVR15-2 DVR that can run for 1.5 hours on a single charge and show 640 by 480 30-fps video. The person in the case can raise the scope and spin it around to get a view outside.

 

Mike Fratto is a principal analyst at Current Analysis, covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Prior to that, Mike was with UBM Tech for 15 years, and served as editor of Network Computing. He was also lead analyst for InformationWeek Analytics ... View Full Bio

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