We are a world-class team of security experts.


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The Process

Consult

We can help identify where your business is most at risk to cyber threats and attacks by reviewing your architecture, processes, and controls.

Implement

Our subject matter experts will work alongside your staff to provision systems or automate processes to enhance your overall security.

Manage

Our team is always ready to assist in the day to day upkeep of your SIEM and NSM. We can provide anything from standard maintenance to alert investigation and tuning to assist in strengthening your security posture.

Leadership

Our team has over ten years of experience in both the private and government sector. Each member maintains the highest level of security certifications and our lead security professional is a Cyber Guardian for both defense and offense. This achievement is something that less than twenty individuals hold worldwide.

Justin Henderson

Principal Consultant

Josh Awalt

Principal Consultant

Our Team

H&A Security Solutions is a group of world-class professionals. A majority of our team consists of GIAC GSES, SANS INSTRUCTORS and SANS COURSE AUTHORS.

John Hubbard

Senior Consultant

Josh Johnson

Senior Consultant

Shaun McCullough

Senior Consultant

Austin Taylor

Senior Consultant

SECURITY RESEARCHERS AND EXPERTS

H&A also maintains a team of security researchers and subject matter experts. Research is based on performing or running modern attacks and malware and studying it. A critical focus is on finding new ways to use intrusion detection and analysis technologies such as an IDS or SIEM to provide early detection and remediation. A majority of the techniques that are developed are shared with the security community at no cost.

Justin Henderson

Principal Consultant

GSE #108

CYBER GUARDIAN / BLUE & RED


Founder & CEO – Justin is a passionate security researcher with over a decade of experience in consulting. He is a SANS instructor and has had multiple opportunities to work on government contracts specializing in network monitoring systems and incident analysis. He also has had extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Justin is the 13th GSE to become both a red and blue SANS Cyber and holds over 50 industry certifications. Justin is also a SANS instructor and course author of SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics, SEC455: SIEM Design and Implementation, and SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture.

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Josh Awalt

Principal Consultant

GSE #108

CYBER GUARDIAN / BLUE & RED


Josh is an Information Security professional with over 10 years of experience in the information security field. He has a wide range of experience in Higher Education and the Healthcare Industry. He currently holds over 30 industry certifications as well as a Master Degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

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John Hubbard

Senior Consultant

SANS Instructor

CYBER GUARDIAN / BLUE & RED


John is a dedicated blue-teamer and is driven to help develop defensive talent around the world. Through his years of experience as the SOC Lead for GlaxoSmithKline he has real-world first-hand knowledge of what it takes to defend an organization against advanced cyber-attacks and is eager to share these lessons with his clients and students. As a SANS Cyber Defense curriculum instructor and course author of multiple defense-oriented SANS courses, John specializes in threat hunting, network security monitoring, SIEM design and optimization, and constructing defensive postures that allow organizations to protect their most sensitive data. John holds degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his past research spans from malware reverse-engineering to car hacking, mobile app security, and IoT devices. In his free time John enjoys catching every infosec conference he can attend and can be found on Twitter @SecHubb

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Josh Johnson

Senior Consultant

GSE #109

CYBER GUARDIAN / BLUE & RED


Josh Johnson is a security expert with over 10 years of experience in the information security field. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Security Engineering and 10 industry certifications. Josh is passionate about using his knowledge of attack techniques to help organizations immediately improve their defensive posture and security capabilities. Josh is the 109th person in the world to achieve the GSE.

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Shaun McCullough

Senior Consultant

GSE #148

CYBER GUARDIAN / BLUE & RED


Senior Consultant / SANS Instructor – Shaun McCullough is a security expert with over 10 years of experience in the information security field. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute. Shaun is one of the few SANS instructors who teaches SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations. In the Department of Defense, Shaun was the Technical Directory of Red and Blue operations teams, a researcher of advanced host analytics, and currently runs a threat intelligence focused open source platform. Shaun is the 148th person in the world to achieve the GSE.

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Austin Taylor

Senior Consultant

CYBER GUARDIAN / BLUE & RED


Senior Consultant / SANS Instructor – Austin has an extensive background in Defensive and Offensive Cyber Operations and has performed incident response for some of the world’s top Fortune companies. His expertise includes penetration testing, data science, threat hunting and User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA). He is the co-author to “Crash Course in Data Science for Hackers” which is taught annually at Blackhat and author of “How to Build a World Class Monitoring System for Home, Small Office, or Enterprise Networks”. In his off time, he teaches programming and conducts training at conferences

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