Darren Manners, Security Practice Area Manager
Darren is a seasoned IT professional specializing in Penetration Testing, Compliance, Security Awareness, Social Engineering and other forms of Offensive Information Security Practices. He spent the early part of his career with the United Kingdom Royal Naval Intelligence earning nine years’ experience as a Communication Technician Analyst. Over the next 12 years, he worked in various security roles with VAR’s achieving several certifications including CCIE, SANS Cyber Guardian - Red+Blue (1 of 34 in the world), SANS GSE (#42), CCIE Security (18929), OSCP, CISSP, and others. Darren has written papers outlining iPhone backup files for penetration testing and anomaly detection using user agent headers. Other accomplishments include being the designer of Sphere of Influence (security visualization tool) and Ice-hole (email phishing tool).
Ian Saunders, Penetration Testing Engineer
Ian has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology field, gaining his experience through 25 years’ service in the UK Royal Navy. Within the communication environment as a Warrant Officer, he managed the technical collection in the computer network and electronic warfare areas, working in many hostile environments such as Afghanistan and Iraq. On completion of his Royal Navy employment, he became a subject matter expert in electronic warfare for Lockheed Martin working on many top-secret projects. After five years, he went on to become an Electronic Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation educator with the UAE Navy providing foundation and intermediate training. This led to a position with NATO in 2012, teaching security and C4ISTAR systems to US, UK and Australian personnel in Kandahar and Kabul, Afghanistan. As a Penetration Tester for SyCom, Ian provides continuous service to over 24 companies using RedSpy365.
Jonathan Hall, Security Systems Engineer
Jonathan has over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology field. He has worked his way from a helpdesk technician answering calls to the Director of IT at a Fortune 500 company. Prior to SyCom, Jonathan was the Director of IT Infrastructure and Client Services for Alpha Natural Resources. Jonathan received the majority of his IT training while serving in the U.S. Army for 11 years and working as a civilian for Department of the Army. Jonathan maintains professional certifications from many of the industry’s leaders including CCIE R&S (40780), CISSP, and CEH.