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Sam Link

Principal Security Consultant

EXPERIENCE
With nearly a decade’s worth of industry experience, Sam began his career in a defensive role as a Security Analyst and Domain Administrator for a Fortune 500. Gaining an understanding of the complex composition of a large enterprise environment allowed Sam to subsequently pivot into the consultatory profession. Sam specializes in the development of security applications, Active Directory, and demonstrating risk wherever it may exist.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • B.S. Computer Science,
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Sam has contributed to open source projects and occasionally speaks at security conferences.

PASSION FOR SECURITY
Sam fundamentally enjoys solving complex problems in new ways. His creativity and appetite for continued learning drive his unremitting passion for security in an industry which continually provides new opportunities to learn, adapt, and overcome.

Featured Blogs And Resources

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

Blog September 07 2021

Obsidian, Taming a Collective Consciousness

The Problem On August 05, 2021, a member of the Conti ransomware group leaked some of the group's internal playbooks and technical documentation. Irrespective…

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Blog June 07 2018

Optimizing and Customizing Phishing Campaigns using Caddy

Introduction Over the past year, I’ve begun to regularly utilize a number of techniques designed to increase the overall sophistication of my phishing…

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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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Blog April 09 2024

A Hitch-Hacker's Guide To DACL-Based Detections - The Addendum

 This blog was co-authored by TAC Practice Lead Megan Nilsen and Andrew Schwartz.1    IntroductionLast year, Andrew and I posted a four (4) part blog series…

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