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 to being a network and systems administrator. He has experience in forensics, incident response, creating custom host and network-based monitoring solutions,  penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, and threat modeling. Derek’s favorite aspects of working at BHIS include learning from his coworkers and helping customers better their security posture. When he isn’t participating in CtF competitions or red team engagements, Derek enjoys spending time with his family, staying physically fit, and playing the bass guitar.

Certifications:

GSEC: GIAC Security Essentials
GCFA: GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst
GCIH: GIAC Certified Incident Handler
GPEN: GIAC Penetration Tester
GNFA: GIAC Network Forensic Analyst
GMOB: GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst
GCIA: GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst
CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional