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Penetration Testers can be considered ethical hackers, as they try to break into computers and networks in order to find potential security breaches. Typical duties described in a Penetration tester resume sample include running tests, writing reports about their findings, designing new tests, and running security audits. Based on our collection of resume examples, these professionals should demonstrate computer proficiency, creativity, observation spirit, problem solving abilities, and cryptography knowledge. Most Penetration Testers hold a degree in a technical discipline, but in some cases work experience and skills can replace formal education.

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1

Penetration Tester

Evaluated website firewall protection against hackers and was entrusted to find vulnerabilities in commercial and government websites

  • Received honors for successfully preventing data security breaches against the Tax Department of India by finding out a critical vulnerability in their website
  • Developed Black Box Security test environments & conducted tests as part of team for precautionary measures
  • Helped onboard new members to organizational security practices and trained them in Cyber Security and Cyber
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BE
Electronics & Communication Engineering
MS
Industrial Engineering
2

Senior Information Security Analyst/penetration Tester

Performed audits by assessing web application threat, vulnerabilities and defense programming

  • Performed risk assessments to ensure corporate compliance
  • Developed and prepared audit program and agenda's
  • Conducted security event monitoring for corporate wide in-scope applications
  • Performed application security and penetration testing using Rational Appscan
  • Managed the quarterly employment verification process
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
C
Engineering
Education
Education
3

Penetration Tester

Performed penetration testing of U.S military networks and systems to emulate threats and improve computer network defense posture.

  • Conducted onsite penetration tests from an insider threat perspective.
  • Penetrated DoD network defense mechanisms externally utilizing various methods and techniques (withheld for operational security).
  • Analyzed malware behavior, network infection patterns and security incidents in defense of U.S.
  • Analyzed approximately 10 classified network security intelligence reports on a daily basis.
  • Produced advisory reports regarding 0-day exploits, CVE vulnerabilities, current network
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AAS
Intelligence Operations
BS
English
MS
Information Assurance
4

Junior Cyber Engineer (penetration Tester)

Performed network and system penetration testing.

  • Researched and analyzed known hacker methodology, system exploits and vulnerabilities to support Red Team Assessment activities.
  • Created written reports, detailing assessment findings and recommendations.
  • Provided oral briefings to leadership and technical staff, as necessary.
  • Provided occasional, assistance with the development and maintenance of internal Red Team methodology, to include training program.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
BS
Business Administration
5

Senior Information Security Analyst/penetration Tester

Performed audits by assessing web application threat, vulnerabilities and defense programming

  • Performed risk assessments to ensure corporate compliance
  • Developed agenda for quarterly audit program
  • Conducted security event monitoring for corporate wide in-scope applications
  • Performed application security and penetration testing using Rational Appscan
  • Managed the quarterly employment verification process
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
C
Engineering
Education
Education
6

Sr. Penetration Tester

Conducted assessment on the [company name] national systems utilizing NIST 800-53 Rev.4 and OWASP

  • Performed host, network, and web application penetration tests
  • Performed network security analysis and risk management for designated systems
  • Proposed remediation strategies for remediating system vulnerabilities
  • Developed Security Assessment Plan, Security Assessment Report, Security Assessment Questionnaire, Rules of Engagement, Kick off Brief, and Exit Brief templates
  • Developed CVSS calculator to rate risk for vulnerability using Excel
  • Created OWASP web application test cases and mapped them to associated NIST 800-53 Rev.4 security controls
  • Perform peer reviews of Security Assessment Reports (SAR)s
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
AS
Information Assurance
7

Business Security Consultant / Penetration Tester

Managed project teams for onsite engagements. Conducted daily progress and review meetings for customers Senior Management.

  • Acted as Senior Engagement Manager. Managed team of eight people
  • Creation/Review of Security Policies, Standards and Procedures
  • HIPAA Compliance Testing - Matrix Mapping of Company Policies and Controls
  • Tested Medical Application Systems for HIPAA Compliance
  • ISO 17799 Compliance Testing - Preformed Matrix Mappings of Company Controls
  • PCI DSS auditing and compliance reviews
  • Performed Vulnerability Assessments and Data Classification
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Computer Science
8

Sr. Penetration Tester/security Research

Frequently use NMAP, Magento, MetaSploit, Nessus, Fierce and other tools for full breach penetration testing and regulatory compliance assessments. Specialties include aggressive engagements of Fortune 500 networks and SCADA/ICS networks, in which custom toolsets were used for in-depth passive analysis.

  • Designed and architected full automation solutions for Security Product Testing, including the determination of "patient zero" and data correlation for reliable lab results. Splunk was leveraged heavily for dashboards and alerting of anomalous behavior in test results.
  • Developed ontological and heuristic behavior frameworks for incident investigation and response. Many of my findings were implemented into a leading security platform.
  • Creation of secure virtualized lab for exploit creation, malware distribution analysis and security product testing.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Computer Information Systems
AS
Marketing And Management
Computer Science, Psychology And Sociology
9

Senior Vulnerability Analyst & Penetration Tester

  • Performed penetration tests of US State DMV web sites and associated licensing systems.
  • Participated in the development and deployment of an air gapped V&V laboratory for the evaluation of biometric authentication devices prior to US government purchase and approval.
  • Performed penetration and exfiltration tests on air gapped networks and lab environments.
  • Designed data diode and similar one-way network data flow controls to allow updating of security systems within air-gapped V&V labs using open source software and COTS fiber optic network hardware.
  • Performed lab evaluations of biometric device firmware, license renewal kiosk software source code, and drivers license/Photo ID camera systems and photography equipment.
  • Advised on secure data deletion and equipment sanitization, decommissioning. and reuse guidelines for high security environments.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BA
Business Administration / Management Information Systems
10

Attack and Penetration Tester

  • Discovered and communicated two reflective cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and two unprotected directories while performing an external web security assessment
  • Used social engineering to reach server rooms and test for proper VLAN segregation at 4 retail stores
  • Performed a wireless network assessment of 4 retail stores and US, Canada and Mexico corporate headquarters
  • Performed dial-up penetration testing of over 1,000 dial-up devices
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BBA
Management Information Systems, 386 / 40

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