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Kevin Cardwell advanced penetration testing

Kevin Cardwell - Advanced Penetration Testing (CAST 611)

Kevin Cardwell served as the leader of a 5 person Red Team that achieved a 100% success rate at compromising systems and networks for six straight years. He has conducted over 500 security assessments across the globe. His expertise is in finding weaknesses and determining ways clients can mitigate or limit the impact of these weaknesses.

He currently works as a free-lance consultant and provides consulting services for companies throughout the world, and as an advisor to numerous government entities within the US, Middle East, Africa,
Asia and the UK . He is an Instructor, Technical Editor and Author for Computer Forensics, and Hacking courses. He is the author of the Center for Advanced Security and Training (CAST) Advanced Network Defense course. He is technical editor of the Learning Tree Course Penetration Testing Techniques and Computer Forensics. He has presented at the Blackhat USA, Hacker Halted, ISSA and TakeDownCon conferences. He has chaired the Cybercrime and Cyberdefense Summit in Oman. He is author of Bactrack: Testing Wireless Network Security.  He holds a BS in Computer Science from National University in California and a MS in Software Engineering from the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Texas. He developed the Strategy and Training Development Plan for the first Government CERT in the country of Oman that recently was rated as the top CERT for the Middle East. he serves as a professional training consultant to the Oman Information Technology Authority, and developed the team to man the first Commercial Security Operations Center in the country of Oman.  He has worked extensively with banks and financial institutions throughout the Middle East, Europe and the UK in the planning of a robust and secure architecture and implementing requirements to meet compliance. He currently provides consultancy to Commercial companies, governments, major banks and financial institutions in the Gulf region to include the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) and the Central Bank of Oman. Additionally, he provides training and consultancy to the Oman CERT and the SOC team in the monitoring and incident identification of intrusions and incidents within the Gulf region.


Wayne Burke - IT Security Expert

Wayne Burke - Advanced Mobile Hacking & Forensics (CAST 612)

Wayne Burke has had considerable hands-on IT Security experience consulting or lecturing, whether it was for Government Agencies, Healthcare Institutions, Financial and international companies.

His experience in the public / defense sectors is equally complemented by assignments undertaken for heavyweight world renowned corporations including Yahoo, Xerox, AT&T and Texas Instruments to name but a few. He is imminently qualified in his field in that he holds a string of professional qualifications in Networking to name a few (MCT, MCSE, Cisco, Network+) and IT Security (CIW-SA, Security+, CEH, ECSA, LPT, CHFI) besides a bachelor’s degree in science.
 
Wayne is currently the CSO for Sequrit CSI, responsible for the technical realm and security management, which includes consulting teams . He is a captain of a global operating group of penetration testers and security experts. Wayne and his group have delivered security assessments, Penetration Test assignments and customized training for International Corporations and many Government Agencies such as: EPA, FAA, DOJ, DOE, DOD + 8570: Air force, Army, Navy, Marines, FBI and Statewide Law Enforcement Offices in the USA.
 
In Europe: NATO, Europol, MOD (Military of Defense UK) various EU Law Enforcement, Dutch Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Justice, local European Law Enforcement: UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark.
 
ASIA: Singapore Gov, Philippines’ Presidential Office, the Undersecretary, and Cyber Crime Police Specialist Unit. Jakarta, Tax Investigations Office. Various Malaysian  Gov agencies. Plus Corporate and  government bodies from Africa, and numerous Gulf locations to name a few. His office has become his next long haul international flight.


Tim Pierson

Tim Pierson - Advanced Application Security (CAST 613)

Tim Pierson is one of the World’s leading trainers in technology networks and security with credentials including ongoing selection to author training courses and manuals for global corporations. He conducts high-level security evaluations and delivers seminars before professional conventions.  He is endowed with exceptional skills in communicating sophisticated information to sophisticated and non-sophisticated clientele.

Tim has been a technical trainer for the past 23 years and is an industry leader in both Security and Virtualization. He has been the noted speaker at many industry events including, Lectures at/for Savannah River & Los Alamos Nuclear Power Plant, Innotech, GISSA, many military venues including the Pentagon, and numerous Military facilities addressing security both in the US and Europe, Including but not limited to Numerous Army Bases in Germany and Belgium with both the US and Foreign Military organizations.

Tim is currently Senior Consultant and Trainer at Data Sentry, Inc. with special responsibilities to initiate, develop and validate training programs for current security practices and procedures. Tim possesses formidable knowledge in these areas and the years ahead will see Tim transcribe his know-how into authoring many certification training classes, often times completing self-certification on new and emerging products in advance of teaching or writing courseware or books on related subjects.

Tim’s training stints have taken him to many parts of the world — most major US cities, Europe and Asia. Having been exposed to a variety of students and audiences has given him the added advantage of being able to pitch his commitment at the appropriate level. It is therefore not surprising that he consistently receives accolades bearing testimony to his training prowess.

Tim’s projects include being contributing author of “VMware Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment“. Moreover, he has done work for the bi-monthly Virtualization Security Roundtable Podcast available as a download on iTunes and Talk Shoe.  Tim was Featured Speaker on Secure Coding and Virtualization Practices at Hacker-Halted in Miami September 2009 and the Hacker-Halted in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in November 2009.



Kevin Cardwell

Kevin Cardwell - Advanced Network Defense (CAST 614)

Kevin Cardwell spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy, during this time he tested and evaluated Surveillance and Weapon system software, some of this work was on projects like the Multi-Sensor Torpedo Alertment Processor (MSTRAP), Tactical Decision Support System (TDSS), Computer Aided Dead Reckoning Tracer (CADRT), Advanced Radar Periscope Discrimination and Detection (ARPDD), and the Remote Mine Hunting System (RMHS). He has worked as both software and systems engineer on a variety of Department of Defense projects and early on was chosen as a member of the project to bring Internet access to ships at sea. Following this highly successful project he was selected to head the team that built a Network Operations Center (NOC) that provided services to the commands ashore and ships at sea in the Norwegian Sea and Atlantic Ocean . He served as the Leading Chief of Information Security at the NOC for six years prior to retiring from the U.S. Navy. During this time he was the leader of a 5 person Red Team that had a 100% success rate at compromising systems and networks.
 
He currently works as a free-lance consultant and provides consulting services for companies through out the world, and as an advisor to numerous government entities within the US and UK. He is an Instructor, Technical Editor and Author for Computer Forensics, and Hacking courses. He is technical editor of the Learning Tree Course Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures and Computer Forensics. He is author of the Controlling Network Access course. He has presented at the Blackhat USA Conferences. He is a contributing author to the Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator V3 Study Guide and The Best Damn Cyber crime and Digital Forensics Book Period. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Security analyst (E|CSA), Qualified Penetration Tester (QPT), Certified in Handheld Forensics,  Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) and Live Computer Forensics Expert (LCFE), and holds a BS in Computer Science from National University in California and a MS in Software Engineering from the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Texas. His current research projects are in Computer Forensic evidence collection on "live" systems, Professional Security Testing and Advanced Rootkit technologies. He developed the Strategy and Training Development Plan for the first Government CERT in the country of Oman, he servers as a professional training consultant to the Oman Information Technology Authority, and is currently developing the team to man the first Commercial Security Operations Center in the country of Oman.



Paula Januszkiewicz

Paula Januszkiewicz - Securing Windows Infrastructure (CAST 616)

Paula Januszkiewicz is an IT Security Auditor and Penetration Tester, Enterprise Security Most Valuable Professional, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Security Trusted Advisor. She is a familiar face at international events and conferences such as TechEd North America, TechEd Middle East and TechEd Europe, RSA worldwide, CyberCrime and others worldwide. Her passion for Windows & IT Security allows her to spread her expertise via her trainings and consulting services focusing on areas such as Infrastructure Security & Design, Penetration Testing, IT Security Audits, Networking Security, Windows Internals and Forensics and through her writing regarding Windows Security.
 
Her distinct specialization is definitely on Microsoft security solutions in which she holds multiple Microsoft certifications (MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCDBA etc.) besides being familiar and possessing certifications with other related technologies. She proudly holds the role of the Security Architect in iDESIGN and has conducted hundreds IT security audits and penetration tests.  When she’s not driving her own company CQURE, she enjoys researching new related technologies, which she converts to authored trainings and describes them on her blog. She is also a co-author of the Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 book and is currently working on her new book under the same subject.


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