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Employee Spotlight

Brian Hitchcock

Senior Penetration Tester

June 15, 2022     |     Employee Spotlight

It all starts with our team members. Our industry-leading hiring, development, and management strategy allows us to attract the best of the best. Our team is built on a set of shared core values that include integrity, vigilance, client service focus, excellence, humility, and teamwork.

Keep reading to get to know the Cyber74 team and find out what this organization means to us!

Brian Hitchcock, our Senior Penetration Tester currently holds the OSCP, CISSP, CRTE, CRTO among a long list of 16 different IT certifications. He has an extremely broad and deep skillset in networking, unix/windows systems as well as security spanning a 25-year IT career with 5 of those years focused on performing penetration testing for the banking sector. Brian plays a key technical leadership role on our Offensive Security team. His offensive security skillset includes developing custom exploit payloads, architecting, and deploying our red team infrastructure. You can count on Brian to deliver every assessment with excellence and always seeks to exceed expectations. What we appreciate about Brian most is despite his technical excellence he remains very humble and always willing to help others team members.” – Michael Ma, Advanced Cyber Capabilities Manager

How long have you been working in IT?

28 years with over five years of experience preforming Penetration Tests & Security Assessments.

Why did you join Cyber74?

A shared vision to bring security to the underserved small to mid-sized companies out there.

What is the most interesting or favorite part of your job?

Based on the type of assessments performed, I enjoy the light bulb moment when a client understands a security concern and how to mitigate the issue. That is why we do this and it’s great to know we can make a difference.

What are some cool projects you’ve seen our clients do with Cyber74’s services/products?

Every time a client takes the information we provide about a specific security issue, or a discovery during an assessment, and can then mitigate issues or make improvements to their overall security posture.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Just knowing that we have brought value and peace of mind to our customers.

When you think of the Cyber74 culture, what 3 words come to mind?

1.   Team
2.   Integrity
3.   Attitude

What are your hobbies outside of Cyber74?

Working outdoors, Jeeps.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.

I was born in Canada but have lived most of my life in the United States. Including time in Northern California, Missouri, and Kansas.

Nora Erspamer