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Adam Compton

Principal Security Consultant

Adam Compton has been a programmer, researcher, instructor, professional pen tester, father, husband, and farmer. Adam has nearly two decades of experience in programming, network security, incident response, security assessment, and penetration testing. Throughout Adam’s career, he has worked for both federal and international government agencies as well as the private sector.


  • B.S. Computer Science – University of Kentucky
  • B.S. Mathematics – University of Kentucky

Adam has developed and contributed to several open source projects. Adam has also presented at a variety of conferences, from local BSides to BlackHat Europe.

Adam’s passion for security originated with programming and has progressed through nearly the entire info gambit.

Featured Blogs And Resources

Discover the blogs, analysis, webinars, and podcasts by this team member.

Webinars February 14 2024

Ask Me Anything: Pen Testing from a Hacker's Perspective

Do you have a question you've always wanted to ask about penetration testing? Covering topics like findings and best practices, you will have the opportunity…

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Webinars November 14 2018

Creating Your Career Path in Information Security

TrustedSec Senior Security Consultant Adam Compton will lead a discussion about different paths to a potential career in infosec.

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Webinars June 16 2021

PenTesting Fails: What to do When You Make (a Lot of) Mistakes in InfoSec

Join TrustedSec for a light-hearted webinar featuring stories about making mistakes in your InfoSec career and how to best learn from them.

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Training Resources May 02 2024

Actionable Purple Team Simulation Online Training (May 2-3)

Learn how to create specific detections to identify early Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) in our online course. Designed for those looking to improve their…

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Events TrustedSec HQ | April 30 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter Member Meeting April 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter April MeetupCome join us for our April Meetup! Our Cleveland Chapter is hosting an exciting in-person event for all cybersecurity…

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Webinars April 17 2024

Enter the Sandbox: Impede Detection Platform v1.1 Release

Join us for our webinar with Director of Product Operations Ben Mauch, where you can get a look at the new Impede Detection Platform updates and the all-new…

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Blog April 16 2024

PCI DSS Vulnerability Management: The Most Misunderstood Requirement – Part 2

Risk RankingThis is part two (2) of a three (3) part series on PCI DSS version 4.0 requirement 6.3.1, for identification and management of vulnerabilities.…

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Events Kennedy Space Center, Florida | April 12 2024

Hack Space Con 2024

Founder and CEO David Kennedy is the keynote speaker at this year's Hack Space Con! We are also proud to sponsor this event.

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Podcasts April 12 2024

Security Noise - Episode 6.18

Careers in InfoSec: Where do you want to go today?

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Blog April 11 2024

PCI DSS Vulnerability Management: The Most Misunderstood Requirement – Part 1

Vulnerability IdentificationPCI DSS version 4.0 requirement 6.3.1, for identification and management of vulnerabilities, and its predecessors in previous…

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