Part of the team that helps our security ninjas be more ninja-y.
John has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing. He is a coveted speaker and much loved SANS teacher. John is a contributor to the industry shaping Penetration Testing Execution Standard and 20 Critical Controls frameworks.
Melisa has been with BHIS since its origin in 2008, thus her role within the company has evolved and shifted to fit many administrative needs throughout the years.
CJ’s focus is on efficient and effective implementation and delivery of BHIS’s security solutions. He has over 25 years of experience in IT with 18 of those centered on security compliance, testing, and engineering. CJ is a retired Marine, father of 4, and a pathetic but happy golfer.
Although Bryan’s focus is on sales at BHIS, he is GCIH certified and is currently pursuing his GCCC for CSC 20 Critical Controls.
Heather began with BHIS in 2015. Her love for people and organization have led her to success in the PM/Scheduling role. She has a B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Wyoming and lives in the Black Hills with her husband, 2 teenagers, 2 dogs and a bird. Her hobbies include running, cooking, gardening, chasing […]
Marita graduated from Black Hills State University with a degree in Professional Accountancy. She grew up and is currently living in Minnesota while studying to become a Certified Public Accountant. She loves any outdoor activity and her Australian Shepherd.
Jennipher is originally from San Diego, CA (born and raised), and moved to South Dakota 1 1/2 years ago. Her, her husband and daughter are loving the small town of Spearfish and all it has to offer. She has her Bachelors in Accounting and 14+ years experience.
Derrick was born and raised in Rapid City, SD. He started his path into IT with web development and found that was not for him and moved into being a help desk technician. He then transitioned into working as a Sys Admin. His hobbies include hiking, camping, and fishing.
Kent is a business school Masters graduate with a focus on Network Infrastructure Design and Management. He has experience in Higher Education Management, Finance, and SMB. His hobbies include woodworking, frisbee golf, and medieval architecture.
Jordan is one of Black Hills’ security analysts. He hails from the land of enterprise networking tech support, where stress was high and the challenges were strong. Most days, Jordan enjoys wireless research and malware sample packet data served with coffee.
Melissa began her career in the information security field in 2013. Her areas of focus have included vulnerability assessment, systems automation, and security tool development.
Joe is a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he was the engineering lead on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team. In his free time, he works on a team that is developing a smart wheelchair for people with advanced mobility loss.
Bre is one of the many people working “behind the scenes” here at Black Hills Information Security. She brings her background in photography and design to the marketing team and also enjoys the educational outreach BHIS strives to provide.