Richard Gold

Security Advocate
Cloud Web Security (CWS)

Dr. Richard Gold is a security advocate at Cisco, working for the Cloud Web Security (CWS) service. Richard has been doing network security work, specialising in Industrial Control Systems (ICS/SCADA), in particular the energy sector. He has been involved in the setting up network intrusion detection systems & honeypots for ICS systems. As well as this, Richard also performed risk assessment/penetration testing for both internal and external customers, for example, cracking WPA2-PSK & WPA2 Enterprise networks. The risk assessment work included mapping out target networks, target selection and tracking via social networks, phishing campaigns and inventory/vulnerability checking. As part of this work he was certified as a SCADA Security Architect.

In a previous life Richard did a lot of work on wireless sensor networks and network architecture.

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