Sally Vandeven has been a Security Analyst and Penetration Tester for Black Hills Information Security (BHIS) since 2015. She also currently works as a faculty research advisor for the SANS Technology Institute graduate program. Prior to joining the team at BHIS, Sally worked as an application developer, Linux system administrator, and a mom (which she describes as the best job in the world). Sally has a talent for physical security tests, but she also enjoys internal pivot tests, cracking passwords, and finding new and unique ways to approach her work. Sally has many hobbies outside of work, her top three being hiking, biking, and juggling.


GSE: GIAC Information Security Expert
GSEC: GIAC Security Essentials
GPEN: GIAC Penetration Tester
GCIA: GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst
GREM: GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware
GCFA: GIAC Forensic Analyst
GWAPT: GIAC Web Application Penetration Testing
GCFE: GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner
GNFA: GIAC Network Forensic Analyst
GCWN: GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator
GMOB: GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst
GAWN: GIAC Certified Auditing Wireless Networks
GCPM: GIAC Certified Project Manager
CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional