Choose the right assessment methodology Course

In this course, you’ll explore the different assessment methodologies and discover the right one for your organization.

29 minutes

Course description

Information is power. But when it comes to security, information tends to be intentionally withheld. This course teaches you why that's a problem, and what to do about it. You'll learn the difference between white-box and black-box methodologies and figure out which is best for you.


Big ideas

Video - 00:03:00

A summary of the key points of this course.
Case study: Black-box vs. white-box

Video - 00:06:00

A story that illustrates the contrast between the methodologies, including some data.
Black-box vs. white-box

Video - 00:18:00

This video begins with the primary, yet commonly misunderstood, issues with black-box methodologies. We then discuss the inherent advantages of white-box methodologies, drawn in contrast to black-box.
Choose the right assessment methodology overview

Video - 00:02:00

A brief introduction to the ideas that this course section will cover.

Meet the author

Ted Harrington

Ted Harrington is the #1 bestselling author of "Hackable", which led to his TED talk “Why You Need To Think Like a Hacker.” He’s the Executive Partner at ISE, the company of ethical hackers famous for hacking cars, medical devices, and web apps; he also co-founded START, software which simplifies vendor risk management. His clients include Google, Amazon, and Netflix, and he has been featured in more than 100 media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Forbes. His team founded IoT Village, an event series whose hacking contest is a four-time DEF CON Black Badge winner, and he hosts the Tech Done Different podcast.

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