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December, 2016

21 December 2016 by Abdul Ikbal

Top Tips for a Pentest Interview  Welcome to the second of our ‘Breakfast Series’ by information security specialist Abdul Ikbal. You can catch the first one here: How I can gain access to your building. This series is designed as a quick read over your morning coffee, or, if you’re reading this over the festive holiday, your morning eggnog. Abs is one of Perspective Risk’s Managing Consultants and has conducted more interviews for penetration testers than you’ve … Read More »

19 December 2016 by Christine Ellis

Happy Christmas from all at Perspective Risk We decided not to send Christmas cards to our customers this year, and instead donate the cost to a charity we’ve come to know well over the past few months. Christians Against Poverty helps 20,000 people a year – regardless of their religious beliefs – to free themselves from debt. We’ve been helping the charity with their information security and admire the work they do. They are also great people. … Read More »

Category: Announcements
16 December 2016 by Abdul Ikbal

Red Teaming: How I can gain access to your building Welcome to the first of our ‘Breakfast Series’ by cyber security expert Abdul Ikbal. These posts are designed as short snappy reads whilst enjoying your bowl of captain crunch, or during your much loved morning commute #sarcasm, without nodding off or closing the tab on your browser. A bit about me. I’m Abs, one of PR’s Managing Consultants. An unconventional leader (trying to be anyway) who loves … Read More »

Category: Blog, Red Team
9 December 2016 by Tom Sherwood

Maximise the benefits of your Pen Test    In this second part of our occasional series ‘Make the most of your Pen Testing‘ by our cyber security specialist Tom Sherwood, we help you take care of some security basics ahead of your pen test. This way, your consultant will have more time to focus on the trickier elements of your information security. In this post we look at 5 ways you can carry out simple hardening of … Read More »

Category: Blog
6 December 2016 by Christine Ellis

Want to check how good your organisation’s security is? Click here. A customer focused appointment Perspective Risk’s (PR’s) Directors have pleasure announcing the appointment of cyber-security expert Andy Mayo, who joins the business development unit. Andy is well-placed to support PR’s growing customer base, evidenced by a wealth of experience and qualifications, including CCNA, MSCA and CISSP. Andy has provided security consultancy to several large brands, notably Vodafone, Formula One, KPMG, Virgin and the BBC. He has … Read More »

Category: Announcements
2 December 2016 by Matthew Byrne

Kerberos: Enumerating Domain Usernames Enumerating domain account names Welcome to a technical blog post for Penetration Testers by our Principal Security Consultant, Matt Byrne. In recent years, enumerating valid operating system level user names from up-to-date, well maintained Windows environments – even from an internal test perspective, has become increasingly unlikely. Where RID cycling once provided a full list of domain users, this is no longer the case. However, for internal assessments, the Kerberos service (88/tcp) still … Read More »

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