November meeting details
Speaker: Mano ‘dash4rk’ Paul
CEO, SecuRisk Solutions/Express Certifications
Date: November 15, 2013
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with introductions beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Microsoft Technology Center at Quarry Oaks 2.
Address: 10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225. Austin, TX 78759
Title: Backdoor Threats Against Your Software and Your Soul (Kali Linux Series)
As part of the Kali Linux series taught at HackFormers, Mano ‘dash4rk’ Paul, will cover some of the advanced persistent threat (APT) backdoors that can be used against your software. Additionally, this presentation will cover the need for protecting against more than just software backdoor threats – the need for protecting against those who aim to steal the liberty of the soul found in Christ Jesus. It is imperative to understand how backdoors APTs work against your software and your soul!
His information security and software assurance experience includes designing and developing security programs from compliance-to-coding, security in the SDLC, writing secure code, risk management, security strategy, and security awareness training and education. Mr. Paul started his career as a shark researcher in the Bimini Biological Field Station, Bahamas. His educational pursuit took him to the University of Oklahoma where he received his Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) with various accolades and the coveted 4.0 GPA.
Following his entrepreneurial acumen, he founded and serves as the CEO & President of Express Certifications, a professional certification assessment and training company that developed studISCope, (ISC)2′s official self-assessment offering for their certifications. Express Certifications is also the self-assessment testing company behind the US Department of Defense certification education program as mandated by the 8570.1 directive. He also founded SecuRisk Solutions, a company that specializes in security product development and consulting. Before Express Certifications and SecuRisk Solutions, Mr. Paul played several roles from software developer, quality assurance engineer, logistics manager, technical architect, IT strategist and security engineer/program manager/strategist at Dell Inc.
Mr, Paul is the author of the 7 Qualities of highly secure software, the Official Guide to the CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional) and is a contributing author for the Information Security Management Handbook and has contributed to several security topics for the Microsoft Solutions Developer Network (MSDN). He has served as the Vice-President, industry representative and is an appointed faculty member of the Capitol of Texas Chapter of the Information System Security Association (ISSA). He has been featured in various domestic and international security conferences and is an invited speaker and panelist, delivering talks and keynotes in conferences such as the Security Congress, SANS, OWASP, ASIS, CSI, Gartner Catalyst, SC World Congress, and TRISC. Mr. Paul holds the following professional certifications – CSSLP, CISSP, AMBCI, MCSD, MCAD, CompTIA Network+ and the ECSA certification.
Mano is married to Sangeetha, whom he calls the “most wonderful and sacrificial person in this world” and their great joy includes spending time with their two sons – Reuben and Ittai.