GuidePoint Security Hires Former FireMon Executive, Brandy Peterson, as Principal of Technology Integration

GuidePoint Welcomes Brandy Peterson as New Principal to Head up Engineering Unit

HERNDON, VA–GuidePoint Security, a leader in cybersecurity solutions for federal and commercial customers, announced today that Brandy Peterson joined the company’s executive team as their Principal of Technology Integration.

Prior to joining GuidePoint, Peterson served as CTO at FireMon for approximately a year and a half, where he effectively drove business expansion by forging alliances with network security partners, guiding product decisions and innovation, and developing a business plan for a new product build and launch.

Peterson also worked for FishNet Security for over 15 years, most recently as CTO, successfully overseeing the company’s hardware and software strategy, as well as launching their commercial Security Operations Center.

“Brandy’s rich professional history, depth of expertise in information security, and track record for successful business development will be a catalyst for GuidePoint’s own continued growth,“ noted Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GuidePoint Security, Michael Volk.

“We are expanding quickly, and I have full confidence that Brandy’s contributions as Principal of Technology Integration will further GuidePoint’s ability to architect and deliver security solutions that lead the industry,” Volk further added.

Peterson explained that his first priority will be maturing and expanding GuidePoint’s Technology Integration capabilities, with Cloud Security and Security Analytics slated as major focus areas for 2016.

Peterson’s reputation for versatility, his superior level of technical skills, motivation, and executive leadership qualities made him a prime candidate for GuidePoint, as the organization continues to expand their executive team.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification can be found with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: http://www.guidepointsecurity.com.

Top GuidePoint Security Consultants to Present At Sold Out 2016 BSides Boston Training Session

Two of GuidePoint Security’s consultants will be among the featured instructors and presenters at this bsidesbos_est1year’s Security BSides Boston Conference, on May 20-21, 2016. The event, which is being held at the Microsoft NERD Building, at 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, includes key speakers, presentations and training sessions. GuidePoint will also be a participating exhibitor on Saturday, May 21.

David Bressler and Casey Dunham, both members of the GuidePoint Application Security Team, will be leading an “Advanced Web Hacking,” all-day training session on May 20 for a sold-out audience. The pair will also be heading up a presentation titled, “Advanced XSS and Injection Attacks,” slated for May 21.

The Security BSides Boston Conference includes Friday training sessions running from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., while the Conference discussions and presentations will be held from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

If you are unable to attend the events with Bressler and Dunham, be sure to stop by the GuidePoint Security table on Saturday.

About the Advanced Web Hacking Session

The all-day session involves hands-on learning through an instructor-led, simulated web application assessment against a proprietary web application that was built specifically for this course. The course moves beyond the basic OWASP Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities by introducing advanced forms of these common vulnerabilities, built from our own penetration testing experience. Focus is also placed on creating realistic proof of concepts to show higher impact, as well as what an attacker could do if the vulnerabilities were exposed.

About the Advanced XSS and Injection Attacks Presentation

In this presentation, Bressler and Dunham will review advanced forms of Cross Site Scripting (XSS) in the AngularJS framework through improper usage of the AngularJS templating language and injection attacks through the Hibernate Query Language (HQL), as well as breaking the HQL Lexer to run arbitrary SQL commands. They will also be presenting methods of auditing applications for these issues and preventing the vulnerabilities.

About GuidePoint Security LLC

GuidePoint Security LLC provides customized, innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification can be found with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.