John Strand is the owner of Black Hills Information Security, a firm specializing in penetration testing, Active Defense and Hunt Teaming services. He is the also the CTO of Offensive Countermeasures, a firm dedicated to tracking advanced attackers inside and outside your network.
John is an experienced speaker, having done presentations to the FBI, NASA, the NSA and at various industry conferences. He is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute teaching:
- SEC504 - Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
- SEC560 - Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
- SEC580 - Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
- SEC550 - Offensive Countermeasures, Active Defense and Cyber Deception
And the lead course author of:
SANS 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
He also co-hosts Security Weekly, the world's largest information security podcast; co-authored Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense; and writes loud rock music and makes various futile attempts at fly-fishing.
"Very informative! Mr. John Strand's experience shared through narrative brings course material to life."
- Christopher Wilson, USAF
Below are some videos of John presenting:
Burn it all, the new security fundamentals
Sacred Cash Cow Tipping: Bypassing Firewalls and DLP
Pentest Trends report 2015
How not to suck at penetration testing