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Instructors


Matthew Toussain

  • Certified Instructor
  • Twitter: @0sm0s1z

Matthew Toussain is the founder of Open Security and a penetration tester with Black Hills Information Security. As an avid information security researcher, Matthew regularly hunts for vulnerabilities in computer systems and releases tools to demonstrate the effectiveness of attacks and countermeasures. He has been a guest speaker at many conference venues, including DEFCON, the largest security conference in the world. Matthew is an author of SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment.


After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he architected and instructed the summer cyber course that now trains over 400 cadets per year, Matthew served as the Senior Cyber Tactics Development Lead for the U.S. Air Force. He directed the teams responsible for developing innovative tactics, techniques, and procedures for offensive operations as well as for cyber protection teams (CPT). Later, as a member of the 688th Cyber Warfare Wing he managed the Air Force's transition of all 18 CPTs to fully operational capability. He earned his master's degree in information security engineering as one of the first graduates of the SANS Technology Institute and supports many national and international cyber competitions including the CCDC, Netwars, and the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise as a red team member and instructor.

"Matthew is a solid instructor and very engaging."- Charles Warnky, Exeter Finance

"I enjoyed the sessions, partially due to Matthew's enthusiasm." - Andrew Quant

"Good instruction, explanation, and 'real-world scenarios'. " - Robert Islas, Intel


Upcoming Courses Taught By Matthew Toussain
Type Course / Location Date Register

Summit
New
Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training 2018 Bethesda, MD
Nov 12, 2018 -
Nov 19, 2018
 

Training Event
New
SANS Brussels February 2019 Brussels, Belgium
Feb 25, 2019 -
Mar 2, 2019
 

Training Event
New
SANS St. Louis 2019 St. Louis, MO
Mar 11, 2019 -
Mar 16, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Seattle Fall 2018 Seattle, WA
Oct 15, 2018 -
Oct 20, 2018
 

*Course contents may vary depending upon location, see specific event description for details.