Chris Nickerson

IANS Faculty

    Chris is the Co-Founder and CEO of LARES Consulting, an information security consulting firm that leverages a blend of assessment, testing, and coaching. He also serves on the Board of Directors at CREST, an international not-for-profit accreditation and certification body that represents and supports the technical information security market.

    • Red Teaming
    • Penetration Testing
    • Risk Management
    • Compliance & Governance
    • Team Structure & Management

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Appeared on Tiger Team on TruTV
    • TEDx Presenter, Hackers are all about curiosity, and security is just a feeling
    • Founding member of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)
    • Co-founder of the BSides security conferences
    • Speaker at information security conferences such as DEFCON, CyberWeek, and BlackHat
    • Author of Red Team Testing: Offensive Security Techniques for Network Defense (2016)
    • Collaborator with the Red Team Alliance Training Collective
    • Former Senior Information Security Compliance Manager at Sprint

    Certifications & Credentials

    • IEM, IAM –National Security Agency(NSA)
    • CISA – ISACA
    • CISSP – (ISC)2
    • BS7799

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    In his free time, Chris can be found out on the ski slopes or playing with his dogs.