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Pen testing adventures: How I broke into a high-security office

Released Wednesday, 10th March 2021
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Asher de Metz has slipped past physical security and hacked into endless companies as part of the penetration testing he performs as a Security Consulting Senior Manager at Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS). And he’s here to tell us about it.

In this episode of IT Availability Now, Asher regales us with one of his most fascinating pen testing feats and provides critical real-world advice on how to strengthen your physical and digital securi… to improve overall business resilience. Listen to the full episode to learn:

·        Asher’s tale of hacking into a company – how he did it, where the company was most vulnerable and how this attack could’ve been prevented 

·        Common weak links in your physical security and how to shore them up

·        Cybersecurity missteps companies continuously make and what you can do to prevent your business from suffering the same fate

Brian Fawcett is a Senior Manager of Global Sales Engagement at Sungard AS. With over 15 years of experience in a range of industries, he specializes in forming enterprise-wide global talent and learning development programs. Brian has enriched corporate learning culture by matching organizational vision and core values to curricula, leading to application and impact.

As Security Consulting, Senior Manager at Sungard AS, Asher de Metz helps companies identify risks and secure their systems by conducting security audits and tests to avoid cybersecurity attacks. With almost 20 years of experience in information technology and security, Asher has been involved in hundreds of IT-security projects and has provided security counsel to some the largest companies throughout the U.K., Europe, Middle East and North America within the financial, government, retail, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing industries. Asher de Metz

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