Jared Bird

IANS Faculty

    With over 25 years of experience in IT, Jared has spent most of that time specializing in information security across a variety of industries. Currently, Jared serves as the Senior Manager of Vulnerability Management at Penn Medicine, a large multi-hospital health system. Previously, Jared conducted vulnerability research for HPE Aruba Networking, and prior to that, he established and led the enterprise-wide Attack and Vulnerability Research Group at 3M Company. Throughout his career, Jared has held roles ranging from first-level support to various levels of leadership. 

    • Attack Surface Management
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Penetration Testing & Red Teaming
    • Medical Device & Healthcare Security
    • Application & Product Security

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Expert Witness – United States Federal Court
    • Volunteer Network Operations – Defcon Security Conference
    • Volunteer Network Operations – Thotcon Security Conference
    • Volunteer Network Operations- Shmoocon Security Conference
    • Volunteer Organizer – OWASP AppSecUSA
    • Volunteer Organizer – BSidesMSP
    • Volunteer Board Member- Natural Science Academy
    • Volunteer Coach – Special Olympics Minnesota
    • Volunteer IT Support – Wishes and More
    • Presenter at multiple conferences

    Certifications & Credentials

    • BS, Information Technology – Minnesota School of Business
    • CISSP – (ISC)2
    • Multiple Vendor Specific Certifications

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    Outside of work, Jared enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, mountain biking, reading, woodworking, photography, and of course hacking shiny new tech gadgets