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Christian Nicholson

Christian is a motivated individual who first made his debut via the inaugural CyberAces cohort. After studying under Ed Skoudis for a year, Christian applied his self taught skills from previous jobs and hobbies, as well as the new skills learned while mentoring under Ed, to progress through the ranks at KPMG. Christian started as an associate in the cyber practice, and within two years of joining KPMG, was the service line lead and one of the core content developers for the KPMG Pentesting and Threat Intelligence service lines. After leaving KPMG, Christian joined Foundstone in order to help build the practice back up and establish himself in a more technical consulting role again. Christian has presented and been a participant at Blackhat, Defcon, MPOWER, and was offered a position to keynote at RFUN a threat intelligence conference run by Recorded Future. Christian has also presented on behalf of himself and KPMG at a variety of schools and charity events to help promote cybersecurity and protect against cyberbullying. Currently Christian holds 5 GIAC certifications with the goal of earning his GSE in the next year. He is also an active member of the SANS community assisting in question writing and course audits for the SANS OnDemand courses for the last few years. Christian is excited to become a mentor as it will help him to achieve his goal of becoming a SANS instructor and course author, as well as give back to the community and help to raise a new generation of cyber warriors.

Upcoming Courses Taught By Christian Nicholson
Type Course / Location Date Register

Community SANS
Community SANS Minneapolis SEC504 Minneapolis, MN
Feb 4, 2019 -
Feb 9, 2019

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