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Austin Coontz

Associate Security Consultant

Austin Coontz is an accomplished Associate Security Consultant with a range of experience in IT. Having served in both Managed Service Provider (MSP) and large manufacturing company environments, Austin has cultivated a diverse skill set encompassing systems administration, threat intelligence, and end-user technical support. His hands-on experience in various IT roles has equipped him with invaluable insights into the intricacies of cybersecurity.

Austin's background is complemented by an impressive array of credentials, including a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. He holds many esteemed accreditations, and his commitment to continuous learning and professional development is evident in his pursuit of certifications like eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPTv2) and GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT). His dedication is underscored by continuing to stay at the forefront of cybersecurity practices and technologies.


  • Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Systems
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Certified Penetration Testing Specialist (CPTS)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPTv2)
  • GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT)
  • CompTIA Security+ (Sec+)

Featured Blogs And Resources

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

Blog February 06 2024

A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Application Testing

As consumers become more dependent on mobile devices, the need for application security has become more of a priority. In this blog post, I will discuss my…

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Training Resources November 07 2024

Actionable Purple Team Simulation Online Training (November 7-8)

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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Training Resources August 03 2024

Black Hat USA Training - Applied Threat Hunting and Detection Engineering

Registration is now open for our Black Hat training on August 3-6, 2024

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Webinars May 29 2024

Ask Me Anything: Exploring Assumed Breach Strategies for Cyber Resilience

As organizations face increasingly unique cyber threats, the assumption that breaches will occur is becoming a foundational principle of building a more…

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Podcasts May 24 2024

Security Noise - Episode 6.21

JS-Tap Mk II: A Powerful Tool for Web Application Monitoring and Attack

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Events Columbus, OH | May 23 2024

Central Ohio ISSA InfoSec Summit 2024

Come visit us at our booth at COISSA! We are a proud sponsor of this event.

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Blog May 23 2024

Assumed Breach: The Evolution of Offensive Security Testing

The goal of this post is singular: inform you (innocent reader, client, or competitor) about how we at TrustedSec are attempting to meet specific industry…

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Events New Orleans, LA | May 17 2024

NolaCon 2024

We are proud to sponsor and have a booth at this year's NolaCon!

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Blog May 16 2024

JS-Tap Mark II: Now with C2 Shenanigans

JS-Tap is a tool intended to help red teams attack web applications. I recently blogged about the data collection capabilities in JS-Tap version 1.0, and data…

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Blog May 14 2024

Introducing Meta-Detector

In this blog post, I’m going to discuss a new Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) tool I created to assist with collecting information about target organizations…

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