Kevin Johnson is a Senior Security Consultant with Secure Ideas. Kevin has a long history in the IT field including system administration, network architecture, and application development. He has been involved in building incident response and forensic teams, architecting security solutions for large enterprises, and penetration testing everything from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. Kevin is an instructor and author for the SANS Institute and a contributing blogger at TheMobilityHub.
Kevin has performed a large number of trainings, briefings, and presentations for both public events and internal trainings. Kevin teaches for the SANS Institute on a number of subjects. He is the author of three classes- SEC542: Web Application Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, SEC642: Advanced Web Application Penetration Testing, and SEC571: Mobile Device Security. Kevin has presented at a large number of conventions, meetings, and industry events. Some examples of these are: DerbyCon, ShmooCon, DEFCON, Blackhat, ISACA, Infragard, and ISSA.
In addition, Kevin is very involved in the open source community and runs a number of open source projects. These include SamuraiWTF, a web pen-testing environment; Laudanum, a collection of injectable web payloads; Yokoso!, an infrastructure fingerprinting project; and a number of others. Kevin is also involved in MobiSec and SH5ARK. Kevin was the founder and lead of the BASE project for Snort before transitioning that to another developer.
Kevin does an excellent job of explaining the content to less-experienced users. - Andrew Downey, DND