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Maximizing Red Team Engagement Potential

Red Team, Take Two: Insights From Both The Consultant & The Executive – Presentation

Join us at the 2023 Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis, MN! We presented this material live Tuesday, October 24th at 2:30pm in Atrium 4, session 1C.

The Cyber Security Summit is October 24th-26th (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; write it down) and we’ll also be exhibiting in booth #616 – ready to talk about all things pentesting! We are bringing our one-of-a-kind White Oak Security Flipper kits…

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Live recording of Maximizing Red Team Engagement Potential – Insights From Both The Consultant & The Executive Presentation from CSS 2023

Red Team, Take Two: Maximizing Red Team Engagement Potential – Insights From Both The Consultant & The Executive

This co-presentation involves insights from both a strategic White Oak Security client (specifically their Information Security Director) and the White Oak Security consultant that performed their most recent Red Team. Brett is an experienced penetration tester who will discuss the technical aspects about the red team penetration testing methodology and what makes it a red team, touching on Reconnaissance, Weaponization, Delivery, Exploitation, Command & Control, Actions On Objectives, and more. Kristi, the Information Security Director for a large client, will then talk about the remediation / triage process from the business standpoint on each segment of the red team engagement to demonstrate the holistic approach to security assessment and improvement. This presentation allows for an understanding from both sides of the table, learning from an experienced pentester and client with a mature security posture. The audience will discover what it takes to have a successful engagement that improves the security posture of an organization.


Brett DeWall, Staff Specialist (Threat Emulation Services Group)

Brett is a Staff Specialist within the Threat Emulation Services group at White Oak Security. Brett performs Red Team, Onsite & Remote Social Engineering, Internal, External, Wireless, and Web Application Penetration Assessments. Brett graduated from Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and is currently certified in Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP) and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). In his spare time, he works on cars, bug bounties, and enjoys being around friends and family.

Kristi Yauch, Information Security Director

Kristi Yauch is an accomplished IT Security Leader with over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology and Security domains across multiple different industries.  Currently, she is an IT Security Director at Winnebago Industries a brand that is committed to helping people be great, outdoors. Her expertise spans incident response, security architecture and engineering, risk management, disaster recovery and compliance. Kristi currently holds a CISSP and serves on the board for the Minnesota chapter of Infragard.

Ret them, take two: business & consultant insights on penetration testing - how to maximize your red team engagement potential with white oak security


White Oak Security provides deep-dive offensive security testing. We are a highly skilled and knowledgeable cyber security and penetration testing company that works hard to help organizations strengthen their security posture by getting into the minds of opponents to try to protect those we serve from malicious threats through expertise, integrity, and passion. 

Our unique industry experience allows us to offer a wide range of services to help analyze and test information security controls and provide guidance to prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities.

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