The Role of Pentest as a Service (PTaaS): From Compliance to Enhancing Application Security

Wednesday February 21st, 9AM PT/5pm GMT

What we'll cover

Join us for an insightful fireside chat featuring GigaOm CTO Howard Holton, Robert Kugler, Head of Security and Compliance, Cresta, and HackerOne's Senior Delivery Excellence Director, Dan Mateer. This event is tailored for security decision-makers who are evaluating the benefits of community-driven pentesting against traditional models. Our panelists will offer insights on how Pentest as a Service (PTaaS) integrates into a broader offensive security strategy and bridges regulatory compliance with agile, programmatic pentesting.

Attendees will delve into the conclusions of the GigaOm Radar 2023 Report for Pentest as a Service, gaining an understanding of how PTaaS is revolutionizing pentesting with modern, SaaS-like features. These include on-demand talent access, actionable insights, real-time communication with testers, and extensive SDLC integrations.

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In this session, you'll learn:

  • The comparison of community-driven PTaaS over traditional consultancy models.
  • The role of PTaaS in delivering high-quality outcomes and providing continuous security assurance.
  • The challenges and methodologies in identifying and mitigating high-impact vulnerabilities through pentesting.
  • Emerging trends in pentesting and application security, offering real-world insights for proactive security leaders.

Howard Holton, Analyst and CTO, GigaOm

Howard Holton is an analyst at GigaOm. He has worked in IT for three decades, the last half in executive leadership, as a CIO and CTO. He has been an engineer, an architect, and a leader in telecom, health care, automotive, retail, legal, and technology.

In the last decade, Howard focused on cloud technology and economics, data analytics, and digital transformation. As CTO of Hitachi Vantara, he spent his time developing digital transformation, IT, and data strategies for Fortune 1000 companies and global governments.

Robert Kugler

Robert Kugler, Head of Security and Compliance, Cresta

Robert is Head of Security & Compliance at Cresta, a fast-growing generative AI start-up based in Palo Alto, US.

Robert is a security leader, advisor, and angel investor with over 10 years of experience in data protection, security and compliance management, and application security research.

Dan Mateer, Senior Director, Delivery Excellence, HackerOne

Dan Mateer is Senior Director, Delivery Excellence for HackerOne developer products & code review. Dan served as COO of PullRequest (YC S17), a first-of-its-kind on-demand code review platform, at the time PullRequest was acquired by HackerOne in April 2022.