A critical part of the hacker lifecycle involves cracking passwords. It’s part of credential harvesting, as well as the weaponization and delivery phase. But, how exactly do these attacks work?

Join CompTIA Chief Technology Evangelist Dr. James Stanger in his next Office Hours with James to learn more about the methods and practical steps involved in password cracking. James will talk about more than just a few tools of the trade.
In this hands-on demonstration, he’ll discuss the following:
  • The difference between dictionary and brute force attacks
  • The hacker’s physical and logical approach to each
  • How attackers target specific protocols and technology implementations
By the end of this presentation, you’ll know more about the techniques hackers employ and ways that today’s IT and cybersecurity pros can guard against them.
James Stanger
Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA

Dr. James Stanger is the Chief Technology Evangelist at CompTIA. His wide range of expertise includes certification and certification design, using social media in business, e-learning creation, security, Linux and open source, and Web development. An award-winning author, James has written titles for O’Reilly Media, McGraw-Hill, Prentice-Hall, IBM, Wiley and Elsevier. He has also acted as a security consultant for various entities, including the Association for Corporate Council, Brigham Young University and Security (purchased by McAfee).
Ashok Misra
Experienced in crypto currencies and building bitcoin purchase paths

Mr. Ashok Misra has built e-commerce systems for Amazon.com, Real Networks and Linden Labs. He has considerable experience in cryptocurrencies and particularly in building bitcoin purchase paths. Ashok has been very active in the cryptocurrency space for the past few years as a consultant and an evangelist delivering talks around the world. He is widely regarded as a payment security expert and possesses in-depth knowledge on PCI compliance.
Adam Robyak
Field CTO, Dell EMC

Mr. Adam Robyak is a field chief technology officer (CTO) at Dell EMC. He has more than 17 years of experience in the IT industry, including nine years as CEO of his own consulting firm. Adam is a founding member of the Dell EMC Pathfinder Team, a Dell EMC CTO Ambassador and a founding member of the Blockchain Steering Committee within Dell Technologies. He leads a team focused on business outcomes and leadership within Dell EMC.