Justin Searle

IANS Faculty

    Justin is the Director of ICS Security at InGuardians, specializing in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security architecture design and penetration testing. He also led the Smart Grid Security Architecture group in the creation of NIST Interagency Report 7628 and has played key roles in the Advanced Security Acceleration Project for the Smart Grid (ASAP-SG), National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resources (NESCOR), and Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). Justin has authored and taught courses in hacking techniques, forensics, networking, and intrusion detection for multiple universities, corporations, and security conferences.

    • Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
    • Embedded Devices
    • Communication Protocols
    • Wireless Communications
    • Network Defenses

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Senior Instructor at SANS Institute (9+ years) teaching courses on Advanced Web Penetration Testing and ICS Security Essentials
    • Instructor at Black Hat (10+ years) teaching “Assessing and Exploiting” series of courses for ICS and Web Applications
    • Creator and maintainer of The Control Things Platform open source project
    • Co-leader of Samurai Web Testing Framework (SamuraiWTF) and Samurai Security Testing Framework for Utilities (SamuraiSTFU) open source projects
    • Presenter at information security conferences such as Black Hat, DEFCON, OWASP, Toorcon, Brucon, Nullcon, and AusCERT
    • Former Owner and CEO of UtiliSec, an information security consultancy focused on ICS services
    • Former IT Security Architect at JetBlue Airways
    • Former Professor at ITT Technical Institute

    Certifications & Credentials

    • MBA, International Technology –American InterContinental University
    • BS, Technology Education (Computer Science & Electrical Engineering) –Brigham Young University
    • CISSP – (ISC)2

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    Justin is a SCUBA dive master, private pilot, and licensed Master Class falconer. Justin and his wife own a small ranch in Utah where they breed and train Andalusian horses for use in Dressage and Working Equitation.