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From the start, our singular focus has been information security. It's all we do. We’re here to support CISOs and their teams in making more informed security decisions. High-level guidance is nice, but deep-domain insights are invaluable. So, we built our business around a Faculty that can support you with in-the-trenches security experience delivered through insight-based reports, actionable tools and templates, executive communications and community events.

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Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake Williams (aka MalwareJake) is a seasoned security researcher with decades of experience in the technology and security. Jake is a former startup founder, former senior SANS instructor and course author, and an intelligence community and military veteran. He loves forensics, incident response, cyber threat intelligence, and offensive methodologies. Today, Jake is an IANS faculty member, an independent security consultant, and is performing security-focused research to benefit the broader community. He has had the honor of twice winning the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) annual digital forensics challenge. You may also know Jake from one of his many conference talks, webcasts, media appearances, or his postings about cybersecurity.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Two-Time Winner of the Annual DC3 Forensics Challenge
  • Speaker at information security conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, ShmooCon, RSA, and DC3
  • Designated a Master Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) Operator by the NSA
  • Former Vulnerability Analyst at US Department of Defense
  • Former Senior Systems Engineer at Dell Services

Certifications & Credentials

  • MSIA, Information Assurance –Capitol College

Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Founding Member of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)
  • Co-Author of Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide (2011)
  • Guest appearances on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, BBC, and other high-profile media outlets
  • Presenter at information security conferences such as Black Hat, RSA, DEF CON, ShmooCon, INFOSEC World, ISACA, ISSA, United Security Summit, INFOSEC Summit, Hack3rCon, BSides, and DerbyCon, which he co-created and expanded into DerbyCon Communities

Certifications & Credentials

  • BA, Business Management – Malone University
  • CISSP – (ISC)2
  • Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) – PCI Security Standards Council
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Certified – ISO
  • Certificate Professional (OSCP) & Certified Expert (OSCE) – Offensive Security
  • Global Information Assurance Gold Certification
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Microsoft