Rob Shapland

Company: First Base Technologies

Job Title: Penetration Tester

Rob Shapland manages the penetration testing team at First Base Technologies. He has over 7 years' experience conducting penetration tests for hundreds of organisations, from small businesses to major international conglomerates. He specialises in simulating advanced cyber attacks against corporate networks, combining social engineering techniques with technical attacks. He is also a regular speaker at events and conferences around Europe, and recently ran a social engineering and penetration testing workshop at ISACA EuroCACS in Copenhagen.

Rob's background is strongly founded in penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and quality assurance of applications. Before joining First Base, he undertook system testing of key financial systems for a major high street bank.

He holds qualifications from SANS, Offensive Security and CREST, and has been trained in social engineering techniques by Chris Hadnagy, one of the world's leading practitioners and researchers.

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