Chris Crowley

IANS Faculty

Mr. Crowley has 20 years of industry experience managing and securing networks. His consultant company Montance® LLC , based in the Washington, DC area focuses on effective computer network defense. His work experience includes penetration testing, security operations, incident response, and forensic analysis.

His current primary focus is cybersecurity operations. Montance® LLC is a trusted independent Information Security partner providing cybersecurity assessment, and framework development services enabling clients to create a new SOC, or improve existing security operations. We are committed to enhancing your SOC capabilities to execute its mission: to provide optimum security protection for digital assets. Montance® LLC has provided services to organizations large and small in the financial, industrial, energy, and medical

  • Cybersecurity Operations
  • Security Operations Centers
  • SOAR / Automation
  • Incident Handling

Achievements & Contributions

  • Winner of the SANS Differences Makers Award in 2017
  • Organizer of Seattle AWS meetup which has almost 3,000 members
  • Presenter at information security conferences such as RSA, AWS re:Invent, Microsoft Build, ISACA Congress, OWASP AppSec Day, ServerlessDays London, and BSides
  • Published writer in Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine,, and her own cloud security blog (
  • Founding member of SANS Cloud Security Curriculum Advisory Board
  • Former Instructor at the SANS Institute
  • Author of widely referenced papers in the SANS Institute reading room

Certifications & Credentials

  • GSEC
  • GCIA
  • GCIH (gold)
  • GCFA
  • GPEN
  • GMOB
  • GASF
  • GREM
  • GXPN