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Our Team

At PEN Consultants, our testing consultants are experts in the field. When you hire PEN Consultants for your security needs, you can be confident in your selection, knowing you are getting the best security value for your dollar.

Previous Employers:

Robert Neel

Founder, PEN Consultants
robert.neel@PENConsultants.com

Qualifications:

  • Over 20 years experience in cybersecurity – 7 years government sector, 15 years private sector
  • Graduate of NSA’s 3-year CNODP training program
  • National Security Agency GNEVA (Global Network Exploitation Vulnerability Analyst)
  • Established and led the Red Team at USAA
  • Worked on the SBIRS program at Lockheed Martin
  • Resume
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  • Master’s degree, Computer Science, University of Texas (Arlington)
  • Bachelor’s degree, Church Ministries, Southwestern Assemblies of God University
  • GCIH, GPEN, GWAPT, etc. certifications
  • 15 years experience as a system/network administrator and security consultant/engineer/security analyst in the private sector (small and fortune-100 sized corporations)
  • 7 years experience in the government sector performing vulnerability analysis and exploitation for the NSA (National Security Agency)
  • Conducting security assessments (red teamer, pentester, vuln/exploitation analyst, etc.) since 2006
  • 1,700+ hours of computer security training beyond masters degree:
    • Suite of classes attended: Foundstone’s Ultimate Hacking, AoE/cybrscore.io, EC-Council, ANRC, GlobalKnowledge, Linchpin Labs
    • Several SANS tracks, vendor training (Cisco, Red Hat, Mandiant, etc)
  • Experience with 28 programming languages; written complex programs for both offense and defense in 17 of them – assembly, c#, Go, java, c, c++, Objective-C, R, Swift, python, VBA, VB, powershell, perl, ruby, AppleScript, php, html, js, asp, CSS, bash, bat, basic, awk, flex, sed, Mathematica, MATLAB, etc.
  • Created thousands of signatures/rules (snort, yara, openIOC, etc.), behavior based detections/IOAs, custom detection frameworks, etc.
  • two patents pending, three patents issued:
  • Presenter: at HackWestBSides SATXExecutive Women’s ForumBSides Austin, and to NSA director ADM Mike Rogers, Commander Army Cyber Command LTG Ed Cardon, and Deputy Commander Army Cyber Command GEN Paul Nakasone
  • Duties have included:
    • SysAdmin, NetAdmin, support technician
    • network and system hardening
    • configuring firewalls
    • writing IDS signatures, behavior based detections for endpoints, against log, netflow, and capture data
    • incident response, system and network forensics, malware analysis
    • performing audits, vulnerability assessments, pentests and app tests
    • creating/leading red teams and CTFs
    • source code analysis
    • traffic and protocol analysis
    • pioneering “hacking back”
    • recovering (by breaching badguy infrastructure over 30 times) and reporting over 17 million stolen credentials through various intel channels and directly with businesses
    • establishing and leading weekly training sessions, creating training documentation and demos, mentoring
    • physical security and surveillance

James Cameron

Security Consultant
james.cameron@PENConsultants.com

Qualifications:

  • External, Internal, and Web App Penetration testing, red teaming, wireless assessments, OSInt, etc.
  • Over 8 years of experience in Networking / Cybersecurity
  • 6 years experience as a Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist / Cyber Operations Specialist
  • Graduated with honors from the Joint Cyber Analysis course
  • Graduated the Computer Network Operations Qualification course
  • Certified as a core exploitation analyst and computer network operator
  • Programming experience in C, C++, Python, JS, etc.

Jacob Moore

Security Consultant
jacob.moore@PENConsultants.com

Qualifications:

  • Penetration Testing, OSInt, Web Exploitation, Reverse Engineering, General Programming, etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Cyber Security, Northwest Missouri State University
  • NWMSU Cyber Defense Club Alumni and Former Executive Service Chair
  • Bug Bounty Hunter and CTF Competitor in spare time
  • SANS GFACT certified
  • Excels at problem solving and critical thinking

Vu Mai

Security Consultant
vu.mai@PENConsultants.com

Qualifications:

  • Over 8 years of experience in penetration testing, red teaming, source code review, social engineering, and physical assessment
  • Master’s degree, Cyber Security, University of Maryland – College Park (in progress)
  • Bachelor’s degree, Computer Science, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN, CCNA, HITRUST CCSFP certifications and many more to come
  • Huge fan of automating repetitive tasks

Nat Shere

Security Consultant
nat.shere@PENConsultants.com

Qualifications:

  • 9 years of experience in penetration testing, source code review, scripting, and secure application development
  • Master’s degree, Cyber Security, Columbia University – New York City
  • Bachelor’s degree, Mathematics, Yeshiva University – New York City
  • Certified Web App Penetration Tester
  • Actually enjoys reporting and explaining the results of engagements

Riley Neel

Junior Security Consultant
riley@PENConsultants.com

Qualifications:

  • Fake social media profile creator and maintainer, phishing theme co-author, social engineer, business development, graphics design, marketing, etc.
  • Currently in High School and a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in AFJROTC

Rebecca Neel

Business Administrator
rebecca@PENConsultants.com

Qualifications:

  • Pretext author, marketing and graphics design coordinator, communications, content review, strategic planning, social media, maintains workplace professionalism, etc.
  • Master’s degree, Educational Leadership, University of Texas (Arlington)
  • Bachelor’s degree, Education, Southwestern Assemblies of God University
  • During the day, Rebecca teaches reading and writing to middle schoolers, and then she goes home and attempts to teach Robert
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