Who are the InGuardians?“So, people hire you to break into their places to make sure no one can break into their places?” - Sneakers 1992
InGuardians is an independent information security consulting company providing high-value services. Our specialties include RedTeam penetration testing, hardware & application security assessments, threat hunting and incident response.
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 Executive Officer
Super Power: Rainmaker
Chief Operating Officer, CTO and Principal Security Consultant
Super Power: Command line Kung Fu
President, Managing Partner
Super Power: I see dead packets
Chief Research Officer
Super Power: Asking the unasked questions and getting out of the way
Director of Operations
Super Power: Tetris Wizard during mass chaos
Senior Managing Consultant & Director of Research
Super Power: The ability to consume unfathomable amounts of coffee and still get a good night sleep.
Director of Sales
Super Power: Multi-tasking at the speed of light
Super Power: Legal Document Whisperer
Manager, Finance and Human Resources.
Super Power: Making It Rain
Senior Security Consultant
Super Power: The Art of Code Slinging
Senior Security Analyst
Super Power: Incredibly Evil, Nice Guy
Senior Security Analyst
Super Power: Flight and obscure facts
Super Power: RF armored PJ’s
Super Power: Useless Trivia
Super Power: Functional Programming
Director of ICS Security
Super Power: “This Justin does not have Super Cow Powers…”
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).