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; every engagement presents a learning opportunity and a new challenge for her. She is a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and is skilled in a variety of penetration tests including web application assessment. When she’s away from work, she enjoys staying active with activities such as hiking, biking, and kickboxing or playing video and board games.