Faculty

Faculty

World Class Faculty

Only the elite SANS instructors join the faculty at SANS Technology Institute. Fewer than 75 have qualified. Our rigorous, multi-year selection process certifies fewer than 1 in 1,200.

Every faculty member brings both real-world experience and exceptional teaching skills. Members average 15 years work experience and 10 years teaching experience.

Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong

Steve began working in the security arena in 1994 whilst serving in the UK Royal Air Force. He specialized in the technical aspects ... View Full Bio

Tanya Baccam

Tanya Baccam

Tanya is a SANS senior instructor, as well as a SANS courseware author. With more than 10 years of information security experience, ... View Full Bio

Mark Baggett

Mark Baggett

Mark Baggett is the owner of Indepth Defense, an independent consulting firm that offers incident response and penetration testing ... View Full Bio

George Bakos

George Bakos

George Bakos has been interested in computer security since the early 1980s when he discovered the joys of BBSs and corporate ... View Full Bio

Chris Brenton

Chris Brenton

Chris Brenton is the cloud security architect for CloudPassage, the industry leader in hybrid IaaS security. He is also a fellow instructor for ... View Full Bio

Guy Bruneau

Guy Bruneau

Guy is a senior security consultant with IPSS Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario. He works within IPSS Inc. security practice assisting clients ... View Full Bio

Ovie Carroll

Ovie Carroll

Ovie Carroll has over 20 years of federal law enforcement experience. Ovie was a special agent for the Air Force Office of Special ... View Full Bio

Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information ... View Full Bio

Eric Conrad

Eric Conrad


SANS Senior Instructor Eric Conrad is the lead author of SANS MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification, ... View Full Bio

Christopher Crowley

Christopher Crowley

Mr. Crowley has 15 years of industry experience managing and securing networks. He currently works as an independent consultant in ... View Full Bio

Pieter Danhieux

Pieter Danhieux

Pieter Danhieux is a certified instructor for the SANS Institute, teaching military, government, and private organizations offensive techniques on ... View Full Bio

Ted Demopoulos

Ted Demopoulos

Ted Demopoulos' first significant exposure to computers was in 1977 when he had unlimited access to his high school's PDP-11 and ... View Full Bio

Jason Fossen

Jason Fossen

Jason Fossen is a principal security consultant at Enclave Consulting LLC, a published author, and a frequent public speaker on ... View Full Bio

Jeff Frisk

Jeff Frisk

Jeff Frisk currently serves as the director of the GIAC certification program and is a member of the STI Curriculum Committee. Jeff holds the PMP ... View Full Bio

Bryce Galbraith

Bryce Galbraith

"The world isn't run by weapons anymore, or energy, or money. It's run by little ones and zeroes, little bits of data. It's all just ... View Full Bio

Jess Garcia

Jess Garcia

Jess Garcia is the founder and technical lead of One eSecurity, a global Information Security company specialised in Incident Response and Digital ... View Full Bio

G. Mark Hardy

G. Mark Hardy

G. Mark Hardy is founder and President of National Security Corporation. He has been providing cyber security expertise to ... View Full Bio

Paul A. Henry

Paul A. Henry

Paul Henry is a Senior Instructor with the SANS Institute and one of the world's foremost global information security and computer ... View Full Bio

David Hoelzer

David Hoelzer

David Hoelzer is a high-scoring SANS Fellow instructor and author of more than twenty sections of SANS courseware. He is an expert in ... View Full Bio

Mark Hofman

Mark Hofman

Mark Hofman is a director and founder of Shearwater Solutions and has over 15 years' experience in ICT Security. He has worked for ... View Full Bio

Fred Kerby

Fred Kerby

Fred is an engineer, manager, and security practitioner whose experience spans several generations of networking. He was the ... View Full Bio

Frank Kim

Frank Kim

As CISO at the SANS Institute Frank leads the security risk function for the most trusted source of computer security training, ... View Full Bio

Jason Lam

Jason Lam

Jason is a senior security analyst at a major financial institution in Canada. His recent SANS Institute courseware development ... View Full Bio

Rob Lee

Rob Lee

Rob Lee is an entrepreneur and consultant in the Washington, DC area, specializing in information security, incident response, and ... View Full Bio

Randy Marchany

Randy Marchany

Randy is the Chief Information Security Officer of Virginia Tech and the Director of Virginia Tech's IT Security Laboratory. He is a ... View Full Bio

Seth Misenar

Seth Misenar

Seth Misenar is a SANS Senior Instructor and also serves as lead consultant and founder of Jackson, Mississippi-based Context ... View Full Bio

Stephen Northcutt

Stephen Northcutt

Stephen Northcutt founded the GIAC certification and served as the founding president of the SANS Technology Institute, an accredited ... View Full Bio

Keith Palmgren

Keith Palmgren

Keith Palmgren is an IT Security professional with over 30 years of experience specializing in the IT Security field. He began his ... View Full Bio

Larry Pesce

Larry Pesce

Larry is a Senior Security Analyst with InGuardians after a long stint in security and disaster recovery in healthcare, performing ... View Full Bio

Hal Pomeranz

Hal Pomeranz

Hal Pomeranz is an independent digital forensic investigator who has consulted on cases ranging from intellectual property theft, to ... View Full Bio

Mike Poor

Mike Poor

Mike is a founder and senior security analyst for the DC firm InGuardians, Inc. In the past he has worked for Sourcefire as a ... View Full Bio

Megan Restuccia

Megan Restuccia

Megan is currently a certified instructor with the SANS Institute as well as a senior engineer with Savvis. She has over 16 years of experience in ... View Full Bio

Justin Searle

Justin Searle

Justin Searle is a Managing Partner of UtiliSec, specializing in Smart Grid security architecture design and penetration testing. ... View Full Bio

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford is the owner and principal consultant of Voodoo Security and a SANS analyst, senior instructor, and course author. ... View Full Bio

Raul Siles

Raul Siles

Raul Siles is founder and senior security analyst at DinoSec. For over a decade, he has applied his expertise performing advanced ... View Full Bio

Ed Skoudis

Ed Skoudis

Ed Skoudis is the founder of Counter Hack, an innovative organization that designs, builds, and operates popular infosec challenges ... View Full Bio

Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner

Mr. Lance Spitzner is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cyber threat research and security training and awareness. ... View Full Bio

William Stearns

William Stearns

Bill is a Senior Research Engineer at Dartmouth's Institute for Security Technology Studies, working on Honeypot development and other network ... View Full Bio

John Strand

John Strand

John Strand is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute. He teaches SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling; SEC560: ... View Full Bio

Peter Szczepankiewicz

Peter Szczepankiewicz

Formerly working with the military, Peter responded to network attacks, and worked with both defensive and offensive red teams. ... View Full Bio

James Tarala

James Tarala

James Tarala is a principal consultant with Enclave Security and is based out of Venice, Florida. He is a regular speaker and senior ... View Full Bio

Chad Tilbury

Chad Tilbury

Chad Tilbury has been responding to computer intrusions and conducting forensic investigations since 1998. His extensive law ... View Full Bio

Alissa Torres

Alissa Torres

Alissa Torres is a certified SANS instructor, specializing in advanced computer forensics and incident response. Her industry ... View Full Bio

Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D.

Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D.

As Dean of Research for the SANS Technology Institute, Johannes is currently responsible for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and ... View Full Bio

Joshua Wright

Joshua Wright

Joshua Wright is a senior technical analyst with Counter Hack, a company devoted to the development of information security ... View Full Bio

Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright is the author of several technology law books, including Business Law and Computer Security, published by ... View Full Bio

Lenny Zeltser

Lenny Zeltser

Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and tech leader with extensive experience in information technology and security. As a product ... View Full Bio