Have you ever wondered how security analysts and penetration testers search for vulnerabilities in real-world systems? In this talk, Claudio Anliker explained what penetration testing, red teaming, and ethical hacking are about.
Sharing some of his own experiences, he provided a glimpse into the everyday work in the IT security industry. He showed how you learn the tricks of the trade, what it needs to conduct meaningful security assessments, and why penetration testing can be an incredibly interesting profession. Before joining ETH as a PhD student, Claudio Anliker studied Computer Science at the University of Zurich and worked about four years as a penetration tester at a Swiss cyber security company. During this time, he carried out security assessments of all kinds, provided trainings for clients and co-workers, and lead a penetration testing team during his last year.