Portcullis Computer Security hosted a special briefing at The House of Commons on Friday 20th March. Together with members of the banking, finance and corporate community, Portcullis held the briefing in The Members’ Dining Room to highlight the CBEST/CREST STAR (CSTAR) testing frameworks launched in 2014. Now well underway, these initiatives encourage organisations in the UK to reinforce their defences against cyber attack.
Portcullis has been conducting paid research for a number of years and we have performed studies across all aspects of our industry, often with interesting and thought provoking results. The motivations behind our passion for research stem from a number of areas: our long standing commitment to making contributions to the hacking community, as a whole, in the form of technical blogs and tools, our own curiosity as to how far we can push the limits of our industry and the desire to answer the technical questions that we encounter through the daily activities of ourselves and our clients.
Portcullis Computer Security will return to the House of Commons to address the CBEST framework and answer questions from top financial organisations. Portcullis is keen to discuss CREST STAR and its applications to wider industries, along with the key benefits it provides to Red Teaming exercises. The focus of CBEST and CREST STAR is directed towards intelligence led testing; ensuring that testing within the financial industries replicates real life scenarios and enables organisations to thoroughly prepare for the evolving threat landscape they face today.
We would like to thank Abertay University, Abertay Ethical Hacking Society and the organisers of the Securi-Tay IV InfoSec conference, for the opportunity to sponsor the Securi-Tay IV after party.
On Friday February 28th, Portcullis travelled up to Dundee to attend the fourth annual Securi-Tay InfoSec conference. As followers of our @portcullislabs twitter account will already know, we had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed watching the thought-provoking talks given by industry leading experts; including Dr Jessica Barker and our own Graham Sutherland and Freaky Clown. After the conference, we all headed to the after party at Bar One sponsored by Portcullis and enjoyed the free bar and food. The team had some wonderful opportunities to talk to students throughout the night; including members of the Ethical Hacking Society at Abertay University (@AbertayHackers) and Digital Forensics Women (@DF_Women).
For Infosec 2015 so much has changed. After years of being at Earls Court, the show’s going back to Olympia. Having always been in April, it’s now moving to June and after more than a decade of The Portcullis Arms, we are closed for refurbishment, at least for this year.