There are countless tutorials that teach you how to weaponize an exploit, pop a box, catch a shell, overflow a buffer, and test a pen so hard that Milton Reynolds would rise from the dead, but what happens once all those 1337 skills eventually drop you into the lemming factory of a large corporation? That rebellious chaos agent anarchy driven hacker mentality may have got you there, but you’ll need new skills to survive the endless onslaught of institutionalized mediocrity that rains down like an endless miserable wave of sadness. Come listen as a corporate sellout preaches privilege escalation techniques for modern bureaucracy. Sometimes you need a pivot table instead of a network pivot. Think bits flips and exploit kits for corporate politics, because when the game is to hack the planet, you need to play to win.
Josh Schwartz, (@FuzzyNop), is an alleged computer who knows how to computer. He currently is the Director of Proactive Engagement overseeing red team, security engagement, phishing, and behavioral engineering for the Paranoids at Verizon Media.