Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We are hiring!

Job Description - Web Application Security Analyst

As a penetration tester, you would be expected to conduct formal tests on web-based applications, networks, and other types of computer systems on a regular basis. Along with these tests and assessments, you'll be conducting regular security audits from both a logical/theoretical standpoint and a technical/hands-on standpoint. This specific job requires in depth understanding of web application security, secure coding and deep knowledge of web application security overall.

Tasks include:
  • Performing application penetration testing and application source code review against custom built software applications
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and penetration testing on Internet-facing and internal client systems
  • Exploit vulnerabilities to gain access, and expand access to remote systems
  • Document technical issues identified during security assessments
  • Assist with building recommendations for hardening, and maintaining systems used for penetration testing
  • Research cutting edge security topics and new attack vectors

Desired Skills & Experience

  • At least 3 years experience as a security analyst or relevent experience as a penetration tester.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science an extra benefit.
  • Advanced Security Certifications required. 
  • Good technical, analytical, interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
  • Excellent self management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as team lead on individual assessments.
You can apply at www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=4056697&srchIndex=5 or send us your CV's if you are interested. We currently have 2 positions open as per the above!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Telspace Talk at ISSA 2012

Telspace presented at the ISSA conference last year when our CEO, Dino Covotsos, did a fantastic presentation titled: Sailing the Lulz Boat. The talk centred around one of the most controversial hacking networks in recent times and what they did and how they did it. This will be my first presentation at the ISSA, and my first for Telspace too.

I will be continuing on Dino’s great presentation by discussing how the LulzSec network got caught and prosecuted and also why this sort of activity is not a good idea. Prosecuting cyber-criminals is a very difficult task as there are jurisdiction difficulties and we will have a look at some of the internet laws involved, and the tactics used to capture the LulzSec group.

Following from this we will also look at the requirements of many compliance and legislative acts that speak to risk mitigation, not only operational, but reputational, that organisations should be employing with respect to their industries to reduce these risks. It has been a passion of mine in an ever more connected world to speak about this as with more connectivity comes more risk. This is not just through the direct connectivity organisations employ themselves, but the interconnectivity they practice with other stakeholders, such as vendors and suppliers and customers that expose themselves to risk through a need to increase their own productivity.

It should be a fun talk, and I am really looking forward to it! See you all at the ISSA Conference in August 2012! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

TakeDownCon Dallas & ITWeb Security Summit

ITWeb Security Summit 2012 - JHB, South Africa

Telspace Systems will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the ITWeb Security Summit 2012 during May 2012. We invite you to come meet us at our stand, catch up with us and discuss information security trends. The 7th annual ITWeb Security Summit brings together key industry experts in IT security and related industries who will focus on the issue of trust, and the need to re-assess the standard approaches to IT security. More information can be found at http://tiny.cc/iphvcw .

TakeDownCon - Dallas, USA

After a successful 2011 training session(including training up the Canadian Defence Force), Telspace Systems will be presenting training again at TakeDownCon - Dallas, USA during May 2012. The TakeDownCon security conference is a place to take the technical aspect of infosec conversations and bring them to the forefront in a highly technical forum that allows you to participate in and experience training and presentations that will hit home with issues that you will face in your every day life as an IT Security Professional.  More information can be found at http://tiny.cc/lrhvcw .

TakeDownCon Dallas will highlight the many ways your critical infrastructure can be compromised; how your security systems are being breached and what methods are being deployed to hijack or steal your assets!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

hackZA Security Conference - Registration now OPEN!

Telspace Systems is proud to announce event sponsorship of hackZA 2012, the information security conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The purpose of the hackZA 2012 conference is to provide a platform and playground where international speakers are brought to South Africa to present their ground breaking research with no boundaries or vendor intervention.

Speakers are brought out to Johannesburg to present their training and talk topics to educate an audience which would not be able to attend other international conferences due to finance restrictions and so forth. hackZA is a technical conference where local residents can engage with speakers, learn from them and be entertained.

Confirmed international speakers and topics are as follows:

* Julio Auto (Brazil) Playing with x86 code normalization

* Joe McCray (USA) - You Spent All That Money And You Still Got Owned???
* Jayson E. Street (USA) - Steal Everything, Kill Everyone, Cause Total Financial Ruin!
* Hemil Shah (India and SA) - Penetrating Mobile Applications - Attacks & Exploits

The conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa during April 2012. The dates are the 2nd and 3rd April 2012 for technical training and 4th April 2012 for a single track highly technical conference.

International training courses are as follows:

* Hemil Shah – Web Application Security – Threats and Countermeasures

* Joe McCray – Advanced Penetration testing
* Dino Covotsos – Hacking Wireless and Bluetooth 101

If you would like to attend please register on www.hackza.com .

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year from Telspace Systems!

It's the very first day of 2012, and we want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year.
2011 was by far our best year ever! We managed to cram in so many amazing opportunities of presenting and training internationally, including places such as Dallas, Miami, New York and Rwanda! We really wouldn't' have been able to do any of this without the support of a great number of people.
I want to thank our entire team for all their hard work during 2011, you are the people that make Telspace Systems run day to day and assure our clients of world class services. Hardly anyone actually see's the amount of real hours you put in and I would like to personally say thank you for going above and beyond.
Most of all I want to thank our loyal customers and friends who are the real reason that we are still in business and are able to produce such interesting work. Thank you for everything!
We've really enjoyed a huge amount of growth and support during 2011 and I am positive that 2012 will be a bumper year for us. We have huge plans for 2012, just watch this space!
On behalf of everyone at Telspace Systems I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year! We look forward to being of service to you.