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DGC's Lead Penetration Tester Scott Goodwin Earns Offensive Security Wireless Professional Certification
DGC’s lead penetration tester and manager within the IT Risk Assurance and Advisory practice Scott Goodwin, has been awarded the Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP) certification. Offensive Security has defined the standard for excellence in hands-on penetration testing training. Courses are developed using professional real-world penetration testing experience, ensuring the practical applicability of concepts presented during exam preparation.
With the completion of OSWP, Scott has validated his expertise in conducting wireless penetration tests for organizations of all sizes, as well as providing recommendations and advisory services related to the design and architecture of a secure wireless solution.
Scott has proven that he is qualified to provide exceptional wireless assessment services to clients, including the following:
Analyze wireless architectures for weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and deviations from best practices
Identify exploitable wireless access point and wireless client vulnerabilities
Conduct attacks against WEP and WPA encrypted networks
Leverage identified vulnerabilities to gain access to corporate networks
Demonstrating the risk exposure associated with insecure wireless implementations
Provide recommendations related to the architecture, design, and implementation of secure wireless environments
This OSWP certification was awarded upon completion of a hands-on exam requiring the analysis and compromise of multiple wireless networks within a lab environment. The exam included a practical demonstration of Scott’s knowledge related to the enumeration of target wireless networks and wireless clients, and the identification and exploitation of wireless network vulnerabilities using a suite of industry standard wireless penetration testing tools.
Wireless networks represent a significant source of risk to organizations, as the data moving over these networks is “unbound” and may be intercepted by attackers. Vulnerabilities related to the use of legacy protocols, weak encryption mechanisms, and weak wireless passwords can be exploited by attackers to gain access to organizational systems and data.
For those clients who are wondering if their wireless infrastructure can be hacked, Scott is prepared to actively probe these networks for any vulnerabilities which may exist. Scott helps clients identify, manage, and mitigate information security risk via the execution of technical and compliance-focused assessments. If you have any questions or concerns related to the security posture of your organization, please contact Scott Goodwin, OSCP at email@example.com / 781-937-5722.