About Us

Mission statement:
We strive to put the Community back into Minnesota Information Security by providing the community education and social events to share knowledge and build relationships.

MISC is run by:

Mike H.
Mike is the lead coordinator for MISC.conf conference and cofounder of the MISC organization.  He works full time at a place doing security things.  He has volunteered at several security conferences and is motivated to bring the security community together. 

@Smas is a board member and cofounder for MISC.  Not just a pretty face he delves into the daunting world of policy and compliance but don't let that fool you he gets hands on and believes in functional security. 

Bradley “sno0ose” Ammerman is a security consultant with the Optiv Security’s Attack and Penetration team. Prior to joining Optiv Security he was employed as a Cyber Intelligence Analyst for Lockheed Martin. He has worked in Information Technology since 2001, where he gained experience with Network & Information Assurance (IA), cyber security engineering, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, reverse engineering, and exploit development.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he was a member of the Denver International Airport Security Operations Center and a participating member of their incidence response team. 

Bradley currently holds a number of professionally accredited certifications including: OSCE, OSCP, CISSP, C|EH, Security+, MCP, and GIAC GREM certifications. Additionally, Bradley holds a US Secret security clearance, is a disabled US Army veteran, has 5 collegiate degrees and is currently pursuing a Masters in Risk Management. Bradley is a recognized professor (adjunct) at the University of Minnesota – Mankato campus as the subject matter expert on Information Security. Bradley also holds a US Secret level government clearance.

@c0mmiebstrd is a board member and cofounder for MISC as well as the CFO.  He's a long time volunteer for the local DC612 group and various security conference NOC teams, as well as regular speaker. His "professional" activites include pissing off the bad guys, reverse engineering M$ patch tuesday bugs, and maintaining Rust code to manage honeypots. When he decides free time isn't sparse enough, he'll be putting together the MISC.conf CTF with @bigendiansmalls!

MISC is also supported by it's great volunteers,without the support of volunteers from the community our events would not be possible.

MISC would also like to recognize our other security community organizations:
DC 612
Bsides MSP
Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) who puts on the Secure360 conference