Joseph Leon

Offensive Security Engineer

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Joseph Leon Offensive Security Engineer, FortyNorth

Joseph Leon is an Offensive Security Engineer on FortyNorth Security’s offensive security team. Joseph leads web application and penetration testing assessments for a multitude of clients and works internally to build open-source and private tools, as well as to develop curricula for FortyNorth Security’s training programs. Prior to joining FortyNorth Security, Joseph founded and sold two companies: a data cleansing SaaS application that he led full stack development for as CTO and a sales consulting and lead generation firm that he led as CEO. Joseph holds a Masters in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy for the New York University Law and Engineering schools.


Training: Initial Access Operations (On Site)

The Intrusion Operations class provides students a unique opportunity to learn and implement real-world techniques used by advanced adversaries. An attacker can easily break into an organization by abusing misconfigurations, but the inverse also applies - defenders can easily detect red teams and malicious actors using commodity malware, default indicators, and more. You will learn how to overcome enterprise defenses and hardened infrastructure. You will leverage custom tooling and advanced configurations to break into a simulated corporate network and develop targeted malware profiles to remain undetected. You will leave this class with the skills and tools to develop custom tradecraft for long term persistence.