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Paul Burkeland

Practice Lead, Force Cloud Security

Paul Burkeland comes from a background in IT and multiple server admin roles. He also has vast experience in application security testing.


  • Associate Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Geoscience
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP)
  • Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)

Paul has attended and contributed to InfoSec conferences to share his knowledge with the community, including DerbyCon 6, CheddarCon 2016, DerbyCon 7, THOTCON 0xC, and DefCon 31.

Paul’s passions for security lies in Azure security research, user enumeration, password spraying, password cracking, and analysis.

Featured Blogs And Resources

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

Blog June 06 2023

OneDrive to Enum Them All

THIS POST WAS WRITTEN BY @NYXGEEK Greetings fellow hackers, Today we'll be diving into the topic of user enumeration via OneDrive. I wrote a blog post on this…

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Blog April 21 2023

Better Hacking Through Cracking: Know Your Rules

THIS POST WAS WRITTEN BY @NYXGEEK Intro Password recovery tool hashcat ships with a bunch of great rules, but have you actually looked at them? Being familiar…

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Blog March 16 2023

Shells in Plain Sight - Storing Payloads in the Cloud

THIS POST WAS WRITTEN BY @NYXGEEK I stumbled upon an old side project the other day -- it was a tool to get payloads through web content filters by hiding…

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Webinars June 07 2023

Insecure by Default: The Hidden Complexities of Cloud Security

Join experts from our Cloud Security and Hardening teams to gain practical insights for how to enhance your own cloud security posture.

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Webinars June 22 2022

Penetration Testing Your Cloud Environment

Join Cloud Practice Lead Paul Burkeland and Cloud Security Consultants Edwin David and Patrick Mayo as they review the ins and outs of examining the security…

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Webinars May 12 2021

Enhancing Your Cybersecurity Career: Hacking Certifications Overview

Led by Senior Security Consultants Paul Burkeland and Logan Sampson, TrustedSec will provide an overview of common certifications, along with personal…

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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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Podcasts August 25 2023

Security Noise - Episode 6.7

DEF CON Debrief

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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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