Nik has over 18 years in IT, with the last 10 being more focused on Security. He is currently employed as a Director Business Development, for a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), where he is responsible for leading multiple teams supporting various security technologies including IDS/IPS, AntiMalware tools, proxies, firewals, SIEM, Cloud, WAF, etc. He also works with local colleges through their co-op programs, to aid in the development of their cyber securty students.
He is also a SANS Instructor, teaching both the SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth & SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling. Additionally, he also authored the book “Learning By Practicing – Hack & Detect: Leveraging the Cyber Kill Chain for Practical Hacking and its Detection via Network Forensics” and during his free time actively writes on his blog at www.securitynik.com.
His academic credentials include a MSc Cyber Security Forensics, BSc Computer Science, along with PG Cert (Hons) specialization in VoIP and Wireless Broadband. He currently holds (and or held) various industry certifications such as CISSP, GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, CCNP Security and R&S, CCMSE +VSX, SFCA, SFCE, SWSE, MCSE, MCITP/EA, BCCPA,IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Security QRadar SIEM V7.1, ITIL, ISO9001 Internal Auditor, Splunk Admin/Knowledge Manager, etc.
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