PenTest Magazine Publishes Article by A-lign’s Chris Berberich Entitled, “Busting the Hollywood Hacker Myth”

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Berberich continues his pen-testing articles in the latest edition of PenTest Magazine.

Chris Berberich

The article, appearing on page 78, covers such topics as Social Engineering, Information Gathering Techniques and DNS Enumeration. To read the article in its entirety, please click here: Busting the Hollywood Hacker Myth

"Penetration testing has a glamorous reputation, and it has a lot of fans,” stated Russ Rogers, subject matter expert on computer security and hacking, and one of the organizers of DEF CON hacker conference. “The author of that article, Chris Berberich, covered what we would expect from a well-planned penetration test, aspects such as information gathering, reconnaissance/ scanning, exploitation, migration, privilege escalation, and reporting. The article’s a really great start, and should help if you’re still new to this type of work,” Rogers concluded.

Chris Berberich is a Senior Consultant and Penetration Tester with A-lign Security ( His certifications include C) PEH, C) PTE, ITAA, CCNA, ITIL, Certified Linux Administrator, Oracle database 10g Administrator Certified Associate.

A-lign™ Security, an information security audit and consulting company, is founded on the key principle that an unparalleled client service experience is the greatest differentiator amongst professional service firms. A-lign is registered with the PCI Security Standards Council as a Qualified Security Assessor Company and is an Accredited FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization. They specialize in assisting clients meet industry and government requirements including PCI DSS, FISMA/FedRAMP, HIPAA and ISO 27001.

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