05.10.2022
16:30 - 17:15 Uhr

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Dr. Erlijn van Genuchten

How human errors and mistakes can play into attackers’ hands

How human errors and mistakes can play into attackers’ hands

With the increased use of digital solutions to make processes more efficient, the potential number of security issues increases as well. As security vulnerabilities and especially the successful exploitation puts companies at risk, testing software for such vulnerabilities is extremely important. So, two important questions are:

  • how can we test and find security issues?
  • and maybe even more important, how can we prevent them?

In this presentation, you will learn to look at software testing through attackers’ eyes so that after the presentation, you:

  • are familiar with the steps attackers take to find security vulnerabilities
  • understand different types of security tests
  • know which human errors and mistakes cause what kind of vulnerabilities
  • have learned how to come up with test cases
  • have a brief checklist to prevent errors and mistakes during software implementation in the future

 

Dr. Erlijn van Genuchten

Dr. Erlijn van Genuchten is penetration tester since 2015, helping companies improve the security of their web applications. Due to her background in psychology (PhD), she is not only able to find technical flaws, but also flaws caused by human errors and mistakes.
As IT-security expert, she has also supported ARD and SWR and organized many live hacks to educate the public about security dangers. Apart from being penetration tester, she is Global Changemaker in the field of environmental sustainability, part of the UN ECE Task Force on Digitalization in Energy, part of the advisory committee for the UN Environmental Program West Asia Frontiers Report, and member of the advisory board of the International Sustainability Forum.