InGuardians Team“So, people hire you to break into their places to make sure no one can break into their places?” - Sneakers 1992
InGuardians strives to assemble the best and the brightest minds in information security. Our aim is to channel the collective talents of our team in providing actionable business-focused information security consulting.
Established in 2003 by industry veterans, InGuardians brings technical experience and business acumen to your projects. Our information security professionals have authored tools, books, testing frameworks, and training programs.
Chief Product Officer & Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer, CTO
Jay is a member of the Kubernetes project and previously co-led the project’s Security Audit Working Group. In the past, through Bastille Linux and his work with the Center for Internet Security, he provided leadership in the Linux system hardening space, participating in efforts to create and implement standards for Linux security within industry and government. He also served as a member of the Honeynet Project, Mitre’s OVAL Board, and the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute at George Washington University.
As an author and series editor, Jay has contributed to nine books, including those in the “Jay Beale’s Open Source Security Series,” which included an international bestseller. As a speaker, Jay has given more than one hundred public talks and chaired two conferences.
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Operations Officer, CRO
Director of Research and Development, Principal Consultant
Director of Sales
Sales Project Manager
Director of Services
Director of ICS Security
Justin Searle is the Director of ICS Security at InGuardians, specializing in ICS security architecture design and penetration testing. Justin led the Smart Grid Security Architecture group in the creation of NIST Interagency Report 7628 and has played key roles in the Advanced Security Acceleration Project for the Smart Grid (ASAP-SG), National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resources (NESCOR), and Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). Justin has taught courses in hacking techniques, forensics, networking, and intrusion detection for multiple universities, corporations, and security conferences. Mr. Searle is currently a Senior Instructor for the SANS Institute. In addition to electric power industry conferences, Justin frequently presents at top international security conferences such as Black Hat, DEFCON, OWASP, Nullcon, and AusCERT. Justin co-leads prominent open source projects including the The Control Thing Platform, Samurai Web Testing Framework (SamuraiWTF), Samurai Security Testing Framework for Utilities (SamuraiSTFU), Yokoso!, and Laudanum. Justin has an MBA in International Technology and is a CISSP and SANS GIAC certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT), and GIAC Industrial Control Security Professional (GICSP).
Marketing and Social Media Specialist
Senior Managing Consultant
Super Power: Locator of things
Sales Administrative Assistant
Senior Security Consultant
Senior Security Consultant
Jon has an educational background in Computer Science and holds Emeritus status at the University of Nevada, Reno for his contributions to the organization. Over the years he has worked in various Information Technology and Security related roles including software development, incident response, database and systems administration, IoT hacking, and security consulting. His varied skillset and background led him to penetration testing where he currently uses his abilities to help people and organizations find solutions that improve their security posture.
When Jon isn’t whistling behind a computer screen, he enjoys being a husband and father, attending concerts and festivals, woodworking, playing board games, and riding old mopeds.