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Hans Lakhan

Principal Security Consultant

With over a decade of industry experience, Hans Lakhan has worked in both offensive and defensive roles. Before switching to red teaming, he spent 5 years working as a technical Security Analyst for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company, specializing in networking, firewalls, vulnerability management, and VPNs.


  • B.S. Bio-Medical Information Systems, University of Minnesota
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Hans occasionally presents at various conferences (Blackhat, DerbyCon) and contributes to several open source projects.

While Hans enjoys tackling complex security challenges, his true passion stems from tearing apart systems (physical, digital, process flows, and more), in which the goal is to identify weaknesses and present remediation solutions.

Featured Blogs And Resources

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

Blog January 25 2022

Recovering Randomly Generated Passwords

TL;DR - Use the following hashcat mask files when attempting to crack randomly generated passwords. 8 Character Passwordsmasks_8.hcmask9 Character…

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Blog February 02 2021

Injecting Rogue DNS Records Using DHCP

During an Internal Penetration Test or Adversarial Attack Simulation (Red Team), TrustedSec will deploy a rogue, Linux-based networking device onto a client's…

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Blog September 23 2020

Azure Account Hijacking using mimikatz’s lsadump::setntlm

Not long ago, I was on an engagement where the client made use of a hybrid Office 365 environment. In their setup, authentication credentials were managed by…

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Webinars June 17 2020

Password Recovery 101: Cracking More of Your List

Join VP of Consulting Services Martin Bos, as well as Senior Security Consultants Paul Burkeland and Hans Lakhan for this webinar and interactive walkthrough,…

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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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