Shaun McCullough

Shaun has been a software engineer for 25 years, with 10 of those years spent in information security. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineer from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute.

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In the Department of Defense, Shaun was the Technical Director of Red and Blue operations teams, a researcher of advanced host analytics, and currently runs a threat intelligence focused open source platform. He is also a consultant with H&A Security Solutions, focusing on analytic development, DevOps support, and security automation tooling.

Shaun gives back to his profession by mentoring and supporting the next generation of cyber professionals at his work. He has spoken at numerous private conferences, SANS events and at BSides DC.

He says, "SANS changed the direction of my career. From the first day I stepped into Ed Skoudis' SEC560 class, I knew I wanted to be a practitioner in information security. Since that time, I have immersed myself in learning and understanding the industry, its gaps, and how I could be a part. I am thrilled to have an opportunity to give back to the future SANS students in any way that I can."

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