Jason Nickola

Jason is a Senior Security Consultant and COO at Pulsar Security, specializing in penetration testing and red teaming, and a SANS instructor for Network Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking. Equally passionate about enabling others in their journeys as he is about security and technology, Jason is an organizer of the BSides NH conference, a frequent speaker and trainer at both local and national events, and a founder of TechRamp, a nonprofit which aids in the transition to technical careers. He is a three-time Core NetWars Tournament champion and one of just 23 people in the world named by the SANS Institute as both a Red Team and Blue Team Cyber Guardian for both offensive and defensive security expertise. Jason is also the host of the "Trust Me, I'm Certified" podcast produced by GIAC Certifications.

Jason has earned a long list of technical certifications including GIAC Security Expert (GSE), Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE), GXPN, GWAPT, GPEN, GREM, GCIA, GMON, GMOB, GNFA, GCUX, GCIH, GCWN, GCCC, GAWN, GSEC, GPYC, GSNA, GDAT, GCFA, GCDA, GCFE, GLEG, Certified Ethical Hacker, Security+, Network+, and OSCP.