Brian Fehrman has been with Black Hills Information Security as a penetration tester and security analyst since 2014, but he has been interested in security since his family got their very first computer. Brian has a passion for learning; he spent eight and a half years as a full-time student prior to his career. In this time, he obtained a BS in Computer Science, an MS in Mechanical Engineering, and an MS in Computational Sciences and Robotics. Beyond that, he is a GIAC certified Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN), an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), and he will begin working towards a PhD in Cyber Operations in the Fall of 2019. Brian’s love of learning is evident in his work too, as one of his favorite aspects of his job is the continuous new challenges that push him to improve his skills. He enjoys being able to protect his customers from “the real bad guys” and his favorite aspects of security include internal-network pivot tests, red teaming, and hardware hacking.