Stephen has been in the industry for over 10 years being a consultant, ISO, breaker of things, builder for programs, finder of bugs, and builder of CTF challenges. He can often be found looking into the sky complaining about the clouds and why they make the decisions they do. He is often found wearing a Santa hat throughout the year.
You can CTF but can you Pentest
Are you new or looking to get into the security field, specifically penetration testing? You have been told that doing CTFs are a good way to gain some skills.
Doing a lot of CTFs and Boot to Root challenges give some required analytical and technical skills needed but it does skew a person's perspective about what is needed when they go into a penetration test for a client. So let us go over
some of the things that are different and might be jarring to a new penetration tester.