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Pentest Tools Podcast: We Think We Know How to Explain the Value of a Penetration Test

Hear from Bishop Fox's Alethe Denis in the first episode of Pentest Tool's 'We Think We Know' podcast to unravel the intricacies of security testing.

Hear from Bishop Fox's Alethe Denis in the first episode of Pentest Tool's 'We Think We Know' podcast to unravel the intricacies of security testing. As a seasoned offensive security pro who's breaking barriers and shattering myths, her insider stories are packed with tips on how to: navigate security quandaries, build trust in pentest engagements, and break into the industry.

Watch to learn:

  • Why penetration testing is a unique, collaborative experience specific to each business (03:30)
  • Why a pentest sits between vulnerability scanning and a comprehensive red team assessment (07:55)
  • What automation cannot replace - and where it’s actually useful (16:40)
  • Why effective communication is the crucial factor in successful engagements (24:26)
  • How to build authentic trust and develop a collaborative relationship with your clients (39:20)
  • Why skills like communication and teamwork are key to getting into and succeeding as a penetration tester (48:00)

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About the author, Alethe Denis

Senior Security Consultant

Alethe Denis is a Senior Security Consultant at Bishop Fox. She is best known for social engineering, open-source intelligence (OSINT), and performing security assessments and trainings for both the private and public sectors with emphasis on critical infrastructure organizations. Alethe was awarded a DEF CON Black Badge at DEF CON 27 for Winning the 10th annual Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) contest. Using both OSINT and Social Engineering skills, she compromised her target Fortune 500 company using just a telephone. She, along with her teammates, received a bronze, silver, most valuable OSINT, and black badge award from a series of TraceLabs capture-the-flag contests, including first place in

She’s a frequent conference speaker and podcast guest, including speaking at DerbyCon, BsidesSF and ConINT, as well as an appearance on the TraceLabs, Layer 8 Conference, and Darknet Diaries podcasts.

Alethe is always focused on giving back to the information and cybersecurity community, including her work conducting free Security Awareness Trainings and hosting workshops for people who want to get into the cybersecurity industry.

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