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Mr. Tim McKenzie

Mr. Tim McKenzie
Principal Consultant for Trustwave, SANS Certified Instructor
SANS Institute



As a Principal Consultant for Trustwave, Timothy builds purple team breach and attack emulation capabilities and leads scenario-based Red Team exercises. He works with highly skilled attack teams to breach organizations with the goal of helping the organization understand weaknesses in their security posture, as well as the impact that a determined, sophisticated adversary could make. Timothy holds dozens of certifications including GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN, GAWN, GPYC, and GWEB. He’s a frequent speaker at ISSA, ICBA and other forums and a member of the GIAC Advisory Board.


Red/Purple Teams – Improve the defender’s ability to catch the attackers


Defenders must be constantly vigilant in their efforts to protect their organization’s environment.  Through practice, the defenders can be sharpened by red and purple team exercises.

This presentation will explore a couple case studies where exercise improved the organization’s security posture.