Beau Bullock is a Senior Security Analyst and Penetration Tester and has been with Black Hills Information Security since 2014. Beau has a multitude of security certifications and maintains his extensive skills by routinely taking training, learning as much as he can from his peers, and researching topics that he lacks knowledge in. He is […]
Brian has been interested in security from the time his family obtained their first computer. He found a passion for programming by learning to code, from there he learned to apply this knowledge to interacting with the physical world through signal processing, robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence.
Brian’s IT career started with telephone technical support, transitioned to supporting software dev toolkits, and eventually to leading a team focused on testing internal applications during corporate mergers. In 2008, he moved to information security, where he developed application security testing and reporting standards, before becoming a security analyst.
Craig Vincent is a security analyst and penetration tester and has been with Black Hills Information Security tester since early 2018. He has a background in software development, red teaming, and systems engineering with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Computer Security from Fairmont State University. He has the OSCP, OSWP, CEH, […]
Dakota Nelson is a penetration tester and security analyst for Black Hills Information Security. Dakota graduated with a BS in Engineering with a Concentration in Computing from Olin College. He has a passion and enthusiasm for information security that can be traced back to attending security conferences in his teens, taking every opportunity to focus […]
Darin Roberts is a penetration tester, security analyst, and prolific blogger for Black Hills Information Security. Since beginning his career in information security in 2015, he has acquired a plethora of GIAC certifications including, GISF, GSEC, GCFE, GCIA, and most recently, GCIH (Certified Incident Handler). When Darin isn’t competing in CtFs or studying for certs, […]
David has extensive experience in a wide array of IT disciplines having worked in the industry for 25 years. His experience includes enterprise system administration, application and database development, network defense, and cyber research and development. He is a graduate of the SANS Technology Institute MSISE program, holds many certifications (including GSE), and teaches the […]
Derek has almost 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry as a systems administrator for multiple operating system platforms and monitoring and defending those systems from potential intruders. He has worked in the aerospace, defense, banking, manufacturing, and software development industries. Derek has experience with forensics, incident response, creating custom host and network […]
Ethan has worked with BHIS since the beginning. Previously, he implemented defensive security solutions for the Exchange Online security team as a Microsoft intern. Ethan also competed on a programming team that placed 3rd in the International Collegiate Programming Competition Regionals, allowing them to compete in the ICPC World Finals.
James, better known as egypt, has worked as a developer, a vulnerability researcher, and a penetration tester. His most well known work has been as a contributor to the Metasploit Framework where he turned public proofs of concept into reliable open source exploits in addition to general maintenance and development of the world’s most-used exploitation […]
Joff has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry as an enterprise network architect, network security defender, information security consultant, software developer and penetration tester. He has extensive experience covering intrusion prevention/detection systems, infrastructure defense, vulnerability analysis, defense bypass, source code analysis, and exploit research with related software development skills in multiple programming […]
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.
Jordan has a strong background in networking earned through years of front line and engineering level support on HP’s Networking team. There, he earned HP’s top certifications and a CCNP. He was also a lead tech at an MSSP that managed Fortigate firewalls and there achieved various certifications from Fortigate, VMware, and Microsoft. Currently, Jordan is a part […]
Justin graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors degree in Information Security and Assurance and has gained years of consulting experience while acting as penetration tester for clients across various industries. He enjoys coding, enhancing his technical capabilities, and going to the gym to lift heavy things (only to set them down and lift them […]
Kayla Mackiewicz is a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), penetration tester, and security analyst. Since joining Black Hills in 2018, she has conducted a variety of penetration tests, web application assessments, and more for our clients. She developed a passion for ethical hacking while getting her degree at the University of New Hampshire and has […]
Kelsey Bellew is a penetration tester and security analyst for Black Hills Information Security. Since joining Black Hills in 2014, she has become a GIAC certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB) and obtained Level 5 (of 5) status in SANS NetWars. Her background in programming gives her an informed perspective when […]
Kent has a Masters in Management with undergraduate studies in Network Design and Management. He has experience in Telecommunications, Higher Education Management, Finance, and SMB industries spanning nearly two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys reading technical and information-security related literature. He enjoys working with people and businesses to improve intra-departmental and organizational operations. […]
Lisa’s interest in coding started in high school, when she taught herself C++ to compete in a state-wide programming competition. In her free time, she works on a team that is developing a smart wheelchair for people with advanced mobility loss.
Marcello has been building open source security tools for the past decade and consulting with hundreds of security companies making him become extremely familiar with almost all aspects of enterprise security. Marcello is a frequent speaker at infosec conferences and teaches at various venues.
Michael Allen is a penetration tester and security analyst for Black Hills Information Security. He joined the team at BHIS in 2019. Michael has been able to turn “doing things he’s not supposed to do and going places where he’s not supposed to be,” into an impactful career. He has a multitude of infosec certifications […]
Michael Felch joined Black Hills Information Security in 2017 and is a Senior Penetration Tester and Red Team Leader. Since beginning his career in IT as a Linux Administrator he has evolved along with the technology to hold offensive security, software development, and hardware/software security research roles. Michael keeps his skills sharp by competing in […]
Rick has over 15 years of experience in networking, system infrastructure, and deployment. His past experience includes working in an information systems capacity, engineering, and engineer management. Rick served in the Air Force and his career has involved medical systems, aerospace/defense, telephone, storage devices, radio frequency, wireless communications and other specific proprietary computing systems.
Sally has many years of experience in the IT field, holding positions as Application Developer, System Administrator, Security Analyst and Forensic Analyst. Sally has taught computer security courses at a local community college, but her most fulfilling teaching gig was homeschooling her children for ten years.