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Christopher Paschen

Practice Lead

Christopher Paschen has worked in Information Security in both the private and public sectors for more than 10 years. He has experience managing Active Directory and network services for a small team and has developed products that are used across organizational boundaries to accomplish a variety of red team tasks. Currently, he manages research direction and contributes to our internal implant and payload generation systems.


  • Master of Science, Applied Computer Science, Dakota State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Computer and Network Security, Dakota State University
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

Christopher has always been interested in how computers work. He started assembling his first system with birthday money when he was 13 years old and experimented with programming in high school. While pursuing his Information Security career in college, he led teams for CCDC and CTF events in order to share his love for computer security with those around him. Currently, he enjoys creating tooling and platforms that enable the TrustedSec red team to accomplish their goals.

Featured Blogs And Resources

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

Webinars November 04 2020

Using Research to Gain Attack Intelligence

Come hear Carlos Perez, Practice Lead of the TrustedSec Research Unit and Chris Paschen, Senior Research Analyst, discuss how the industry has evolved, how to…

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Blog March 28 2023

Using RPC in BOFs

In previous blog posts, I detailed how a windows programmer can develop against RPC and solidified why I feel Beacon Object Files (BOFs) have become cemented…

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Blog March 24 2023

Disabling AV With Process Suspension

Every now and again, I see a crazy tweet that feels like it just can’t be true. Many of them are not true or are folks making overblown statements about…

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Blog March 09 2023

Changes in the Beacon Object File Landscape

Time flies when you’re having fun! Can you believe it has been over two (2) years since the release of beacon object files (BOFs)? BOFs were released June 25,…

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Blog March 02 2023

RPC Programming for the Aspiring Windows Developer

As EDR/AV solutions have evolved, attackers, be they malicious or hired testers, need to improve their techniques by exploring new avenues of accomplishing…

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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 Kennedy Space Center, Florida | April 10 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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Webinars March 06 2024

Ask Me Anything: Securing Defense Contracts Through CMMC Compliance

Join Chris Camejo, Practice Lead, Advisory's Compliance Services, and Rick Yocum, Managing Director of Advisory Services, for an ‘Ask Me Anything’ discussion…

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News March 01 2024

Forbes - How This Professional Hacker Built Two Cybersecurity Firms In His 30s

David Kennedy, the CEO and founder of TrustedSec, joins Rosemarie Miller on "New Money" to discuss his pivot from being in the U.S. marines to becoming a…

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News February 28 2024

WWL First News - A cyberattack has disrupted prescription drug orders around the country

Advisory Solutions Director Alex Hamerstone spoke with WWL New Orleans about the recent cyberattack that disrupted prescription drug orders around the country.

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