Attackers and pentesters get giddy when they rip apart our networks, crack passwords, exploit systems and escalate privileges. The good news for us is there are a number of easy and free things we can do — using group policies, some open source tools and a couple of Raspberry Pis — to make their jobs much more difficult. Don’t miss this presentation to see live demonstrations of tools and techniques, and walk away knowing how to effectively and repeatedly panic your next pentester.
Jacob seeks to strengthen communities’ resilience by promoting the use of data and careful analysis. At Wilder, he generates and curates content for the Minnesota Compass website and manages a portfolio of related research projects. He brings experience in research, geospatial analysis, writing, and outreach from previous positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, among others.
He holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in English from James Madison University in Virginia.
Outside of work, he enjoys bicycling around the Twin Cities and getting lost in the woods as he forages for mushrooms. In his opinion, a perfect day would somehow combine the two.