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Thursday, October 15 • 9:50am - 10:50am
Software Test Engineers and Hackers: A Look at Technical and Non-technical Skill Sets Shared by Both Groups

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Product development Test Engineers, a.k.a. quality assurance engineers, or simply “testers,” and bad actors, a.k.a. “hackers” (in the negative/criminal/adversarial sense of its meaning), share common threads in terms of technical skills (e.g. programming, debugging, tools) and non-technical skills (e.g. persistence, creativity). This presentation focuses on the technical and non-technical similarities between testers, who seek to identify and report on issues before a product is released, and hackers, who seek to find and exploit issues in products after they are released.


Christopher DeRobertis

Christopher V. DeRobertis is Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) and Secure Engineering in Test/cybersecurity subject matter expert for the Server & Storage System Test organization, IBM Systems. STSM is a prestigious position within IBM and represents one of the highest technical roles within the company. | | To date, Christopher has over 24 years of information technology experience, with an emphasis on security and platform/systems... Read More →

Thursday October 15, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 207 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

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