Veris Group, LLC Launches Specialized Training Program for Conducting Real-World Penetration Testing

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Company to Deliver Course at Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas, NV

Veris Group, LLC announced the debut of the first training course focused on conducting consistent, measurable, and highly functional penetration tests in environments with limited resources and tight timeframes.

While the demand for effective and efficient penetration tests continues to increase, diminishing budgets create constraints that have led to sub-standard methodologies, as well as an inability to differentiate service offerings in the penetration testing field. On a national level, the National Board of Information Security Examiners (NBISE) has begun work to drive consistency in the penetration testing field through the development of a competency measurement model. Veris Group is working closely with the NBISE through the Operational Security Tester (OST) competency panel to address consistency in the field as a whole, and the company is also pleased to fill the more immediate need to provide customers with quality penetration tests without the lengthy timeframe or extraneous resources required by a traditional penetration test.

The purpose of the Veris Group course, appropriately called “Real-World Pen Testing,” is to develop participants’ skills in conducting penetration tests that are consistent, repeatable, and measurable within defined time periods. The guiding principle of the course is that such tests must provide customers with valuable insight into the real-world risks and business impact of network intrusions. Penetration tests cannot be designed to cover every possible attack vector, but they can and should cover likely intrusion points into an organization’s network. This course will provide mid-level testers with a review of technologies and associated penetration testing methods, while providing a methodology for conducting defined penetration tests. The course focuses on practical, lab-based scenarios to address a wide range of topics including building soft skills for collaborative environments, utilizing exploitation techniques for network devices, and working with Windows and Unix systems. Course scenarios are closely aligned to NBISE’s competency assessment and situational judgment scenarios. Successful participants will leave with the ability to actually conduct thorough, operationally-focused network penetration tests.

The course will target penetration testers with two to three years of experience and will initially run at the Black Hat Security Conference from July 30th – August 2nd in Las Vegas, NV. More information can be found at


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