Renowned Security Expert Troy Hunt Hosting London Workshop On Preventing Security Breaches

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Security expert Troy Hunt, who has exposed and analysed some of the biggest dating hacks, is giving a workshop next month on how to prevent these potentially devastating hacks.

“Hack Yourself First” is being held in London, and is about building up defensive skills in developers to stop security breaches.

The two day interactive workshop in Holborn is designed to give attendees first hand experience of how attackers exploit vulnerable software and the various steps these cybercriminals take.

The event description says: “Workshop participants are set specific goals they must complete that involve probing for risks and then exploiting discrete vulnerabilities in a specially built vulnerable application.

“The interactive nature of the workshop means that multiple attack vectors are usually identified across the spectrum of participants and each person contributes their own unique perspective as to how specific risks are exploited.”

Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who creates courses for Pluralsight and built, a site that lets internet users check if their personal information has been hacked in high profile breaches.

Earlier this month, Hunt was called upon by journalists to verify a hack of 57m user details, the security researcher analysing the data set and proving it wasn’t from dating sites Zoosk or Badoo, as claimed by others.

He has been at the centre of analysing & exposing some of the largest dating hacks in recent memory, including those of Ashley Madison, and Topface.

The event is being held on the 13 – 14th June at De Vere Venues, Holborn Bars.

For more information about the workshop click here.