Security education

At the core of the Syndis strategy is to educate people about security problems. In parallel with our OWASP Top 10 training services, we have developed extensive and unique university-level curricula for security training. Our focus is on communicating how hackers think: what is the mind-set by which an adversary penetrates a target? How are defenses circumvented? How is software exploited?

Our Professor in Residence, Dr. Ýmir Vigfússon, explains why we take an offensive-first focus on security education in an entertaining TEDx talk. The presentation has over 1.6 million views.

Ýmir tells us why he teaches his students how to hack and how understanding hacking gives an insight into computer security and the best mindset to react to attacks. Ýmir is an assistant professor at Reykjavík University, Ph.D. in computer science, entrepreneur and hacker.