Austin Altmann

Austin has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota with emphases in systems and security. He specializes in web application and thick application penetration testing as well as on-site and phone-based social engineering assessments. Austin also contributes to the development of applications and tools for the NetSPI penetration testing team.

Alex Poorman

Alex has a BS in Security & Risk Analysis with an emphasis in cybersecurity from the Pennsylvania State University. He specializes in external network, web application, and cloud penetration tests. He also contributes to the research and development of tools used by the NetSPI penetration testing team. Alex currently holds an OSCP certification.

Antti Rantasaari

Antti is both a network and application penetration testing expert. He is a resource for other team NetSPI members and has found numerous zeroday vulnerabilities. Though he started as a network penetration tester, he has become one of NetSPI’s lead application security experts and is a lead contributor to NetSPI’s repeatable web application penetration testing process. He has presented on and created a number of techniques for leveraging database technologies for penetration testing. Antti has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki in Finland and has over 8 years of computer security consulting experience.

Ben Tindell

Ben has a BS in computer science with a specialization in computer security from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  In prior experiences, he has worked in the education industry maintaining, designing, and developing software as well as being the lead for patch management of security fixes. At NetSPI, he works on web application, mobile, and network penetration tests.

Cody Wass

Cody has a BS in Computer Science from North Dakota State University. At NetSPI, Cody's primary duties include network, web, mobile, and thick applications. He also helps develop scripts and plugins for the NetSPI penetration testing team. Cody has previously spoken at BSidesLV and Secure360, and currently holds the GXPN certification.

Deke George

Deke George, a co-founder of NetSPI, is a business-oriented IT executive. He has significant entrepreneurial experience as both a member and founder of multiple startups. He began his career as a founder of the computer forensics program at Ontrack (now Kroll-Ontrack). In this capacity, he has worked on high-profile computer fraud and computer evidence cases in the United States and abroad. As an entrepreneur with a focus on creating client oriented solutions, Deke has been involved in a variety of roles including consultant, sales, and leadership for a number of technology based organizations. Deke holds a B.A. in Physics from Middlebury College in Vermont.

Eric Gruber

Eric has a BS and a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, focusing on networking, security, and software engineering. He has done work in the education, information technology, and information security industries, designing and developing software, maintaining information systems, and researching security topics. At NetSPI, Eric's primary duties include network, web application, thick application, and mobile penetration testing. He also helps develop applications and scripts for the NetSPI penetration testing team. Eric currently holds the GCIH and GXPN certifications.

Eric H

Eric has over 15 years of information security experience including network engineering, UNIX administration, and consulting. Eric specializes in network architecture and device security, secure storage, and virtualization technologies. Eric’s recent projects include administering a heterogeneous virtual environment based on VMware and Hyper-V server which directly supported a large MSSP and numerous Fortune 1000 customers. He also provided network and security administration and support for large multi-tenant networks in ISP and MSSP environments.

Gabriel Cogar

Gabriel’s primary areas of focus are web application, and thick application penetration testing. He has provided security services to a variety of industries; health care, financial, education, and retail. He also contributes to the research and development of tools used by the NetSPI penetration testing team. Gabriel currently holds several certifications, including the CISSP.

Jake Karnes

Jake has a B.S. in Computer Science from San Jose State University, and holds the GIAC Certified Incident Handler and Certified Ethical Hacker certifications. He specializes in web application penetration testing. Jake also contributes to the development of applications and tools for the NetSPI penetration testing team.

Jake Reynolds

Jake Reynolds graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a focus on enterprise web development. In his role at NetSPI, Jake is responsible for leading Resolve's product strategy and ensuring it exceeds the needs of our customers. Previous to this role Jake was a Principal Security Consultant helping lead internal R&D and application penetration testing services at NetSPI.

Karl Fosaaen

Karl specializes in network and web application penetration testing. Karl holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and has over a decade of consulting experience in the computer security industry. In that time, he has worked with a variety of industries; including financial services, health care, and retail. Karl holds the Security+, CISSP, and GXPN certifications. In his spare time, Karl has volunteered at conferences including DEF CON, THOTCON, and AppSec USA. Karl has previously spoken at BsidesPDX, THOTCON, AppSec California, and DerbyCon.

Matt Appel

Matt has a B.S. in Information Technology with an emphasis on Information Security from Minnesota State University, Mankato. For the last three years, Matt has primarily focused of web application, external penetration testing and internal penetration testing. Matt currently holds a GPEN certification and is currently pursuing his OSCP.

Mike Larch

Mike has a BS in Information Technology Security from St. Cloud State University. He has worked with companies in many industries, including information technology, healthcare, and financial services. At NetSPI, Mike's primary duties include web application and network penetration testing. He also contributes to the research and development of tools used by the NetSPI penetration testing team.

Patrick Sayler

Patrick is approaching ten years of experience in the information security industry with over five years dedicated to penetration testing. During this time he has worked across a wide range of industries, including aerospace, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and biotechnology. He joined NetSPI in 2016 where he specializes in phone-based and on-site social engineering assessments.

Ryan Wakeham

Ryan Wakeham has been with NetSPI since 2005 and has nearly 20 years of IT and cyber security experience. He holds a graduate degree in Information Security from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has a background that includes vulnerability testing, compliance advisory consulting, and security management program assessment & development. Over his years with NetSPI, Ryan has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 10 organizations and top US financial institutions to multinational retailers and global technology companies. For several years, Ryan led NetSPI’s pentesting team. In his current role, Ryan partners with NetSPI’s clients to better understand their security challenges and develop solutions to meet their needs.

Scott Sutherland

Scott is currently responsible for the development, and execution of network penetration testing at NetSPI. His role includes researching and developing tools, techniques, and methodologies used during network and application penetration tests. Scott has been providing IT security services to medium sized to Fortune 50 companies for over 10 years. As an active participant in the information security community, Scott also contributes technical security blog posts, whitepapers, and presentations on a regular basis through NetSPI. Published presentations can be found here. Scott's most recent project is PowerUpSQL.

Thomas Elling

Thomas has a BS in computer science from Columbia University with a focus on software development and security. He has experience as an undergraduate researcher at the CU Network Security Lab. At NetSPI, Thomas primarily focuses on web application and network penetration testing. He also helps with research and tool development for the assessment team.

Vikram Kulkarni

Vikram has a MS in Information Security from Indiana University and a BS in computer engineering from India. His main focus is on Mobile and Web application security. His research is mainly present in Android and IOS security. At NetSPI, he has worked on Web, Network, Mobile and thick client penetration tests. Vikram currently holds the CCNA certificate.

Will Strei

Will graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Computer Science with an emphasis in computer security. He has been with NetSPI for about two years now, and focuses primarily on web application penetration testing and related tool development. Since joining NetSPI, he has performed penetration tests for top US banks, healthcare software providers, and some of the leading cloud providers.