David Blandford joined Black Hills Information Security (BHIS) in the spring of 2024 as a Security Analyst. In this role, he evaluates the security of web applications, mobile applications, cloud environments, and networks through the eyes of an attacker, working with companies to ensure their networks are secure. Previously, David has worked in many security roles such as a network engineer, software developer, and penetration tester, and he is currently a member of the Michigan National Guard’s Cyber Protection Team. He chose BHIS for the opportunity to work with “some of the brightest minds in the industry.” He thinks the best part is the people, as well as being able to contribute to the community through classes, webinars, presentations, tooling, etc. Outside of work, David can be found going on adventures with his family, weightlifting, and trying to listen to all of the albums in Rolling Stone’s top 500 albums (Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is his favorite so far!).