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RedTeam Security’s security consultants, Brian and Michael were recently interviewed on KSTP’s 5 Eyewitness News. In the article, Brian and Michael talk about the rise of ransomware attacks across the country and what organizations can do to protect themselves.

"Just with a couple of clicks of a mouse on an innocent-looking email, your whole computer is taken over with this big splash screen that is demanding payment" - Brian Halbach, Security Consultant

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Brian is a security consultant at RedTeam Security in Saint Paul, MN, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management and a minor in Computer Science. Brian’s previous experience as a lead security engineer and systems administrator has given him a perspective into network and systems administration that brings a unique viewpoint to his security and penetration testing skill-set and allows him to think outside the box.

Brian’s industry certifications include Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Networking Associate Security (CCNA Security), Cisco Certified Networking Associate Cyber Ops (CCNA Cyber Ops), CompTIA Security+, and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Michael is a security consultant at RedTeam Security in Saint Paul, MN, and brings years of experience in the information security industry, along with a passion for cybersecurity and advanced training as a penetration tester. Before joining RedTeam Security, Michael founded and matured the security program at a multi-national corporation with branches on all seven continents and over a billion dollars in annual revenue. He then transitioned to an offensive role where he conducted penetration tests and red team engagements, challenging assumptions, and validating security controls. Michael is an experienced penetration tester and incident response coordinator, skilled in affecting holistic security architecture.

Michael’s industry certifications include Adversary Tactics: Red Team Operations, Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN), GIAC SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing and Ethical Hacking, Click Here For Ring0, Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK), Digital Forensics & Incident Response (Volatility Framework), LogRhythm Certified Professional (LCP), BlackOps Hacking – Master Level, Dark Side Ops: Custom Penetration Testing, Offensive Security Wireless PenTester (OSWP), Offensive Security Wireless Attacks (WiFu).

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