The Hacker Mindset in Incident Response


January 19, 2021


1:00pm-2:00pm CST; 2:00pm-3:00pm EST


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Online

When incident responders get inside the minds of hackers, they’re able to anticipate an adversary’s possible next moves. To achieve this, our incident responders turn to the best hackers they know: the Secureworks Adversary Group. The Adversary Group is a dedicated team of global ethical hackers who attack customer environments using devious tactics many cybercriminals would love to learn for themselves. In this webcast, Nate Drier, Senior Penetration Tester, and Tony Kirtley, Director of Incident Command, explain how the two teams partner to deliver an incident response experience that goes above and beyond the industry standard.


What you’ll learn:
• How our incident response exercises are fueled by live interactions with Secureworks penetration testers
• How attack surface reduction efforts identify trivial points of reentry by an attacker during emergency IR engagements
• How security control validation during incident recovery efforts ensures your new controls are adequately protecting you


And of course, all of this is supported by threat intelligence from our world-class research group, the Counter Threat Unit™.

Webinar Price: $0.00 per person

Nate Drier

Managing Principal Consultant, Secureworks



  • Salty-Dog cybersecurity veteran with 12+ years of adversarial testing experience spanning mom-and-pop shops all the way up to F100 clientele.
  • Performed over 1,000 penetration tests and has been Domain Admin more times than any dozen MCSEs.
  • Serves as a Tech Lead for the Adversarial Testing Team, writing methodology and report templates, enabling sales, and assisting the testing team.
  • Has built and led expert testing teams at other organizations and considers SwAG the pinnacle.
  • Focused on enabling SwAG to better emulate international threat actors, resulting in positive security posture changes for our customers.


Tony Kirtley

Director of Incident Command, Secureworks



Tony joined Secureworks in 2015 as a Senior Consultant focusing on incident response planning and testing for our customers. In 2018, he became Secureworks’ first Incident Commander, focused on managing major cybersecurity incidents for our customers. Tony has since led the response to many data breach and ransomware incidents for large and small customers and now leads a team of Incident Commanders.​


While guiding customers in responding to major incidents, Tony takes the opportunity to educate customers on implementing better security controls, gaining visibility of computing assets, and managing threats effectively. He also utilizes his experience to inform and educate his customers’ leadership teams on current advanced threats and incident response planning. ​


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.