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 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 […]
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 Fletcher has been working for Black Hills Information Security as a penetration tester and security analyst since 2015. He has spent most of his career working for the US Air Force and engaged in a variety of disciplines within the IT industry including boundary defense, web and application development, system administration, and offensive cyber […]
Derek Banks has been a security analyst and penetration tester for Black Hills Information Security since 2014, but he has been a part of the IT industry for his entire career. Since graduating college with a BS in Computer Information Systems, Derek has explored many different Information Technology jobs, from working at a help desk […]
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 Thyer has been a penetration tester and security analyst with Black Hills Information Security since 2013. Prior to joining the InfoSec world, he had a long career in the IT industry as a systems administrator and an enterprise network architect. He has an Associate’s in Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, and an M.S. […]
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 Drysdale has been with the Black Hills Information Security family since 2016. He is a security analyst, penetration tester, and member of the systems administration team. Jordan came to BHIS with a very strong background, including many years of work in Networking tech support and engineering. Though he has extensive experience, Jordan never stops learning […]
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 joined the team at Black Hills Information Security in 2018 as a penetration tester and security analyst. She developed her passion for ethical hacking while studying Computer Information Systems at the University of New Hampshire and has been working in the security industry ever since. Kayla loves how unique each penetration test is; […]
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 Ickler has been a penetration tester, security analyst, and systems administrator for Black Hills Information Security since 2017. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Management and a Masters in Business Management. Kent’s education and management background allow him to be realistic and practical when aiding customers with evaluating risk on their networks. Kent […]
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.
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.
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 Wisser has been with the Black Hills Information team since 2015. He is a penetration tester, security analyst, GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), and a SANS NetWars Level 5 certificate holder. Rick has an associates degree in Electronic Technology and Computer Networking as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering. Prior to working for BHIS, […]
Sally Vandeven has been a security analyst and penetration tester for Black Hills Information Security 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 […]
Samuel recently graduated with his master’s and questions what to do in his free time. He enjoys computer projects, programming, woodworking, hiking, bicycling, and rock climbing. More recently he has started questioning long boards as a viable transportation/fun-having method.