Brian Fehrman has been with Black Hills Information Security as a Security Researcher and Developer for ACM 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 is working towards completing a PhD in Cyber Operations from Dakota State by Spring of 2023. Brian’s love of learning is evident in his work, as one of his favorite aspects of his job is the continuous new challenges that push him to improve his skills as well as the people that surround him. 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. Outside of time spent working with BHIS, Brain is an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast, big game hunter, and enjoys home improvement projects.