John Strand

IANS Faculty

    John is the Owner of Black Hills Information Security (BHIS) where he leads the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development. He is also a SANS Institute Senior Instructor. In these roles, John has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing.

    • Penetration Testing
    • Threat Hunting
    • Log Analysis
    • Incident Response
    • Cloud Security Assessments

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Co-author of Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense (2013)
    • Contributor to the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)
    • Contributor to the 20 Critical Controls frameworks
    • Former co-host of Hack Naked TV and Security Weekly podcasts
    • Presenter at information security conferences such as RSA and Black Hat
    • Author of Black Hat’s "Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures, and Hacking Back" course
    • Author of SANS Institute’s "Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling" course
    • Former Information Assurance lead at Northrop Grumman and Accenture Certifications & Credentials

    Certifications & Credentials

    • CISSP – (ISC)2
    • GCIH – GIAC

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    In his free time, John enjoys mountain biking, AT Skinning (or Ski Touring) and ranching.