A SANS instructor since 2012, Chris brings significant security expertise along with a background in system development, IT operations, and security management. “I enjoy seeing students smile and enjoy themselves through a hardcore week of training,” he says, noting that his most successful students pay attention, enjoy themselves, and capture notes and ideas for use when they get back to work.
Chris has a bachelor’s degree in informatics, with specialization in programming, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is a SANS Analyst and holds GCIH, GDAT, GPEN, GMOB, and GSLC professional certifications.
Chris regularly presents at conferences and workshops and participates in panel debates. He is frequently invited to participate in government-related working groups to recommend and improve the Norwegian private and public sectors. Chris stays active in the virtual infosec community by posting tutorials and information on his YouTube channel and via LinkedIn.
When he’s not working, you’ll find Chris trekking and biking, spending time with his kids, and just generally “nerding out.”
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY CHRIS DALE:
Why it’s easy being a hacker, February 2020
Effective Threat Hunting, July 2019
Chris' personal website
Chris' Youtube channel