Learn about who we are, and what we do at Security Blue Team. You'll be introduced to the team, as well as our Academic Advisory Board, which ensures all of our content is high quality and follows industry best practice.
Meet Our Academic Advisory Board
Our academic content is overseen by our Academic Advisory Board, with a combined total of over 100 years experience in the security industry. Some names and pictures have been redacted for security reasons, due to the nature of their work.
Comprised of industry experts including Senior Security Analysts, Security Managers, and Cyber Instructors, the board ensures that our certifications are comprehensive and transfer the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in defensive security.
BTL1 - James Weston
James is a former Police Officer, who is now a Senior Security Analyst, and the Co-Founder and Director of PhishTool.
BTL1 - Filip Vlasic
Filip is a Senior Security Analyst, with experience as a consultant, and 8 years in a government CERT.
BTL1 - Derek Scheller Jr
CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GCED, GPYC, CEH
Derek is a US Army Veteran, a Senior Security Engineer, and is a SANS Mentor for SEC401/501.
BTL1 - Gabrielle Hempel
CECI, CCIP, CCTA, CHTI
Gabrielle is a Senior Security Analyst, an instructor on Cybrary, and provides consultancy to law enforcement entities.
BTL1 - Michael Jenks
Michael works as a Training Program Lead, and has previously worked as an analyst, consultant, incident responder, and has helped build multiple Security Operations Centres.
BTL1 - Jake
Treadstone 71, GIAT
Jake is a experienced SOC and CTI tactical threat analyst, with advanced knowledge of Phishing, OSINT, and Threat Intelligence.
BTL1/BTL2 - Ismael Briones-Vilar
GCFA, GREM, GASF, EnCE
Ismael is a Senior Security Analyst, specialising in malware analysis and digital forensics, with 15 years experience in this field.
BTL1/BTL2 - Shawn Thomas
Shawn is a SOC Manager, incident responder, threat hunter, podcaster, and speaker. He builds and manages detection and analysis programs for large enterprises while mentoring analysts.
BTL1/BTL2 - Joshua Beaman
GCED, GCIH, GDAT, GEVA
Josh is a SOC Analyst with a range of exposure, including; incident response, vulnerability management, security training and process development.
BTL2 - Mat Lyons
Mat is an Enterprise Incident Management Consultant focusing on incident response, threat hunting, and proactive services.
BTL2 - Jai Minton
OSCP, CCFH, CCFR
Jai is a Principal Security Analyst at a global managed detection and response (MDR) organisation.
BTL2 - Andrew Tomlinson
GDAT, GCIA, eCPPTv2
Andrew is a Senior Security Analyst, working as the defensive use case and assurance function lead with an adjacent focus on vulnerability risk management. Previously worked as a network security engineer consultant.
BTL2 - Sean Pattee
CISSP, OSCP, GCFA, GCIA, GCIH, GDAT
Sean is a Senior Threat Analyst, Incident Responder, and co-runs a Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics firm
located in Phoenix, AZ.
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