Jared Bird

IANS Faculty

    With over two decades of experience in IT, Jared has spent most of that time specializing in information security across various industries. Throughout his career, Jared has held roles ranging from first level support to various levels of leadership. Currently, Jared works at a large technology vendor performing vulnerability research. Prior to this role, he was responsible for building and leading the Attack and Vulnerability Research group at a Fortune 100 conglomerate.

    • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Penetration Testing
    • Red Teaming
    • Social Engineering

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Expert Witness – United States Federal Court
    • Volunteer Network Operations – Defcon Security Conference
    • Volunteer Network Operations – Thotcon Security Conference
    • Volunteer Organizer – OWASP AppSecUSA
    • Volunteer Organizer – BSidesMSP
    • 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