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December 8, 2021

Two Key Hires to Support Evolve Security’s Continued Growth

We are incredibly pleased to announce two new important hires at Evolve Security, Brandon S. Keath, Director of Cyber Training and J.R. Hernandez, Security Services Manager.  

With prior experience in both private and public-sector IT consulting, Brandon has served in various roles in cybersecurity over the past 12+ years specializing in business strategy, ethical hacking, cybersecurity strategy, regulatory compliance, and cyber defense. At Evolve Security, Brandon is now responsible for the creation and success of all corporate and consumer cybersecurity training, ensuring our training matches current industry demands with real-world, hands-on labs and activities.

Brandon is active in the cybersecurity community – founder of PA Hackers and co-founder of BSIDES Harrisburg and has taught at various universities and cybersecurity bootcamps. “As the talent gap continues to widen, I am proud to be part of a team helping change lives by building the next generation of cybersecurity professionals," said Brandon. "I joined Evolve because I believe in our mission of doing everything we can to insure the success of each student in their future cybersecurity careers."

Brandon reports to Evolve Academy Senior Director Leigh Staub. “Brandon is a highly experienced technical cybersecurity pro, plus he’s a dynamic educator who will bring new perspectives to both our Academy and corporate training efforts, said Leigh. “On behalf of all of our students, I’m excited to see how he impacts and innovates our cybersecurity training programs.”

J.R. Hernandez is an experienced penetration tester, vulnerability researcher, offensive security consultant, cyber threat intelligence analyst, public speaker, and adjunct professor. His current mission is to guide all of Evolve Security’s engineers to ensure we are providing the best service possible while helping our clients secure their environments. “I have collaborated with our CEO Paul Petefish for some time on thought leadership projects, and I am excited to now join the company,” explained J.R.. “From our in-house talent to our proprietary technology, Evolve is a best-in-class cybersecurity organization dedicated to extreme customer focus.”

Founded in 2015, Evolve Security is a technical cybersecurity firm that continues to see double digit growth, and is home to Evolve Academy, the #1 ranked cybersecurity bootcamp in the country.

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