Travis Conner, BA, CSAP
I am a cybersecurity professional dedicated to continually expanding my defensive and offensive skillsets in order to provide as much value as possible to my team and the clients I serve.
My definition of professional success is consistently exceeding clients' expectations. I strive to cultivate a same-team feeling and rapport with clients, listen for and promptly address client needs, and respond to security alerts to the fullest appropriate extent, leaving clients delighted with the level of service and support they are receiving. I want to personally be part of the reason why a client decides to renew their contract!
I also maintain a blog section to document my technical writing processes that help me better understand security concepts and solidify my understanding of new material.
Security Alignment Engineer @ Onsite Logic
Security Analyst @ Foresite Cybersecurity
Data Center Technician @ DataBank
Program Manager for Substance Use Organization
Residential Supervisor for Community Mental Health Organization
Federal Security Contractor
Army Team Leader
Real-world Application of Endpoint Security Solutions: Crowdstrike Falcon, Carbon Black, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Cortex XDR, Provision Open XDR
Real-world Familiartiy with: Palo Alto NGFW and Panorama, Fortigate NGFW,
Comfortable with: Linux terminal navigation, Kali
Basic Competence in: Python, Bash Scripting
Familiarity and Practical Use of: Active Directory
Basic Competence in tools used for Active Directory exploitation, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and network security testing such as: LDAP Enumeration, Nessus, Burp Suite, Bloodhound, Nmap, Metasploit, and more
Learning: Malware Analysis, Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR)
Current Director of Operations and Event Space for SecKC - a monthly cybersecurity meetup that hosts a "community of awesome hackers, makers, builders, and breakers."
I lead a career advancement and leadership group that meets regularly where I help others with networking strategies, public speaking, rewriting their professional story, resume analysis, pivoting into a new career field, branding, skill development strategies, interview preparation, defining professional goals, developing realistic action plans, and providing accountability and mentorship.
Former Toastmasters President of Olathe Sunrise Speakers club
Gun Team Leader, Kandahar, Afghanistan | US Army
Elected Student Senator and Neighborhood Committee member at Rockhurst University
Facilitated discussions between high school students regarding socioeconomic disparities in the Kansas City metro area for Rockhurst University
Organized and led a 16-week personal development local meetup
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
Cyber Threat Hunting Level 1 | Active Countermeasures
SOC Core Skills V2 | Antisyphon Training
Getting Started in Security with BHIS and MITRE ATT&CK V2 | Antisyphon Training
So you want to be a SOC Analyst? | Eric Capuano
Practical Junior Penetration Tester | TCM Security
AD hacking techniques to avoid EDR flagging | Eric Kuehn | Antisyphon Training
LearnKey Institute of Information Technology
Rockhurst University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | 3.97 GPA
Johnson County Community College Associate of Science in General Sciences | 4.0 GPA
Favorite Industry Professionals
Gerald Auger, PhD | Simply Cyber | The most fun person in cybersecurity today. He's super inclusive, puts a smile on all of our faces every morning, and has over 20 years of experience in the field of cybersecurity.
John Strand | Black Hills Information Security and Antisyphon Training | John is incredibly smart and inclusive; and as a lover of the Humanities, I thoroughly enjoy how he sprinkles in lessons and perspectives from philosophy, psychology, history and other disciplines to add another level of richness to the material.
Heath Adams | TCM Security | Offers certifications and training that is 100% practical and doesn't include multiple choice questions on exams.
Jack Rhysider | Darknet Diaries | If you know, you know. Easily my favorite podcast for the past year now.
Graham Helton Gave an excellent talk at the Snake Oil Summit about creating your own learning plan and thinking beyond the notion that certifications are the only way to show competence in a subject. He also converted me to using Obsidian as a highly effective note-taking tool.