The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group
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The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group is an independent users group which meets on the first Wednesday of each month for the open exchange of technical information regarding the networking
industry and Cisco products for the benefit of Cisco users.
Our meetings are free to attend - all we ask is that you sign up via our membership / meeting announcements mailing list.
We also have a pizza buffet starting at 6:00 pm (no charge) with the main meeting starting at 6:30 pm.
No meeting in
January due to New Years
Our Next Meeting - Wednesday
February 7, 2018
Meeting - Wednesday December 6, 2017
How to become a
Penetration tester - An attempt to guide the
next generation of hackers through my
Penetration Testers (aka.Ethical hackers)
come from different backgrounds: developers,
database, system, or network
administrators, etc.. In this talk we will
discuss how the decisions you are making
today may influence your area of expertise.
We will also cover the different paths,
certifications that matter, jobs that will
help you towards the area you wish to
specialize in and what skills you should be
concentrating in while in school. Finally,
we will go over expectations of becoming a
penetration tester, we will touch on women
within penetration testing and give you an
idea of what to expect in the real world. I
have stumbled through security with no
guidance for most of life. Let me stop you
from making my mistakes and wasting money in
certifications that wont take you very far.
Perla Caston, OCSP,
Penetration Test Consultant, IBM
Perla Caston is a Security
Consultant with IBM X-Force Red is
an elite, global team that provides
security testing services to
organizations of all sizes. Perla
has has over fifteen years of
Network Security experience focusing
on Firewalls, Linux administration,
IPS/IDS, and VPN technologies, along
with SOX, HIPAA and PCI compliance.
Perla holds a bachelor in Computer
Sciences, and OSCP, CCSE, CCEPE,
CSSA, MCTP, CISSP, CCSA.
The DFWCUG wishes to thank MPowerMe
meeting sponsor for December 2017
MpowerMe provides innovative IT staffing
solutions with a focus on network infrastructure
across many industry verticals.
MpowerMe has a recruiting approach different
than most traditional staffing and recruiting
firms: Simply put, we understand technology and
we understand people. That combination gives us
the ability to deliver top talent at the right
time. We believe that in order to truly
understand if a candidate and a company are a
good match, you need to understand what the
position entails. Just like as an engineer needs
to understand the business requirements in order
to architect a working solution, a recruiter
needs to understand the business and technical
requirements of a position and speak the same
language with the candidate in order to make the
MpowerMe knows the Cisco community and can
provide contract IT professionals,
contract-to-permanent and permanent placements
across the US.
Technology Talent Magnet
kwade AT mpowerme.com
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