STEPHEN 
HALL

Senior Security Consultant

Toronto, Canada

About:

Stephen is a Senior Security Consultant at Security Compass. He specializes in network penetration testing and phishing.

Stephen has been instrumental in building up Security Compass's phishing expertise, methodology, and standardized toolset which is now utilized across all phishing assessments Security Compass performs. He specializes in the design and execution of large-scale phishing assessments to help Fortune 500 clients determine how to better focus their security awareness training efforts. Stephen has served clients in a variety of industries, including financial, energy, health care, retail, and technology.

Stephen has helped write numerous tools to aid in the development and streamlining of various assessment tasks. Of note, he was involved in the development of Yasuo which allows for quicker enumeration of potentially vulnerable targets.

Prior to Security Compass, Stephen worked at a software development firm and holds a Diploma in Computer Systems Technology with Honours. Stephen is also Security Compass's Gamemaster - he hosts and coordinates all internal CTF and challenge events. He enjoys building challenges that are geared towards learning and strengthening participants' security skill sets. Stephen has won multiple CTF awards throughout his career and has presented research at a variety of conferences across North America.

Areas of Expertise:
Advisory Services
  • Phishing and Employee Awareness Campaigns
  • Periodic Security Assessments & Delta Analysis Program
Verification Services
  • Web Application Security Assessment
  • Mobile Application Security Assessment
  • Desktop Application Security Assessment
  • Point of Sale Application Assessment
  • Network Security Assessment
  • Configuration Review
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Device Review
  • Red Team, Blue Team & Purple Team Exercises
  • Phishing Simulation
Industries
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Retail
  • Telecom
Education:

Diploma - Computer Systems Technology
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publications:
  • Making Smart Locks Smarter read
  • Gone in 60 Minutes: a Practical Approach to Hacking an Enterprise with Yasuo (Hack3rCon, 2014) watch
Events & Associations:
  • Hackfest
  • DerbyCon
  • ToorCon
  • Hack3rCon
  • BSidesTo
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