Board of Directors

Hyrum Mills - UtahSec President and Chairman of the Board
                        President, ISC2 Utah Chapter; Host, SL|CISO Forum

Hyrum is a senior information security leader and manager at L3Harris Technologies.  He has a broad and deep information security background, with almost 20 years experience working in research, intelligence, defense, and health sectors. He has program/project management experience, including budget, schedule, and technical quality oversight. Recognized leader, mentor, and manager of regular, multidisciplinary, cross-functional and multiparty teams.  He has extensive systems and security engineering background: defining and designing systems, and developing standards, policy, and processes, for technical and human systems up to $300M+ scale, with a broad range of data sensitivities. He's a co-author of academic papers, and periodically attempts to code in C/C++, Java, or Perl.

Dmitry Dessiatnikov - Previous OWASP Salt Lake Chapter Leader

Dmitry, a security veteran with over fifteen years of experience in the field, is currently the President of Security Aim, a premier provider of information security advisory services. Prior to Security Aim Dmitry was a Managing Principle Consultant on the Attack and Penetration Team of Accuvant LABS where he managed and provided world-class security consulting services to corporate clients in many industries. He offers ongoing thought leadership by developing methodologies, tools and training other security professionals as the SANS GIAC Advisory Board member. Before joining Accuvant, Dmitry was a Senior Security Consultant in the Security and Technology Solutions Practice at Ernst and Young, LLP where he was the leading penetration-testing specialist in the West Coast region. He presented at multiple security conferences and published white papers that made it to the SANS “Top 25 Papers Viewed of All Time” list. Dmitry holds Masters degree in Information Systems Management and achieved the following credentials: CISSP, Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor and Approved Scanning Vendor (PCI QSA/ASV), SANS GIAC certified Windows System Administrator (GCWN) and Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT).

Brandon Greenwood

Brandon is currently the Director of IT Security and Compliance at and has worked in the IT security space for 12 years in various different functions ranging from Engineer to Director level roles. He also currently serves as a Virtual Mentor and question writer for the SANS OnDemand program. Brandon is the co-founder of the Utah Snort Users Group (USUG) and has presented on various security topics to several universities, user groups, law enforcement and other civic organizations. Brandon has also earned multiple security industry certifications including the SANS GSE.

Neil Wyler - DC801 (SLC Area Defcon Group)

Neil R. Wyler is an Information Security Engineer and Researcher located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Neil is currently a Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist with RSA Security. He has spent over 15 years as a security professional, focusing on vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, physical security, and incident response. He has been a staff member of the Black Hat Security Briefings for over 14 years and a member of the Senior Staff at DEF CON for 17 years. Neil has spoken at numerous security conferences worldwide, including Black Hat, DEF CON, and the RSA Conference. He has been the subject of various online, print, film, and television interviews, and has authored several books on information security. In his free time, Neil keeps himself busy as a member of both the DEF CON, and Black Hat CFP Review Boards. Follow him on Twitter at @Grifter801.

Mike Weaver - 801Labs

Mike Weaver is a member of the 801Labs Board of Directors.
801 Labs is a Salt Lake City based hackerspace created by local information technology, electronics, and information security enthusiasts. 801 Labs is a physical space designed to be a center for peer learning and knowledge sharing in the form of workshops, presentations, and lectures. We also offer regular activities to the community, where people can gather to work on their own projects, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. Since 801 Labs is intended to be a shared community resource, almost all of our events are free and open to the public.

Kevin Howard - Utah SAINT Committee

Kevin currently serves as the Director of IT Security at FuzeNetwork. He is also the CEO and Co-founder of Ironclad IT, Inc. an IT security consulting company that specializes in bringing small and medium sized businesses back to the forefront of IT security. Kevin is a UtahSAINT conference committee member and has presented on a variety of network security topics for different conferences and organizations. He also participates in, and helps organize, many Capture The Flag (CTF) challenges throughout the year and is also a root member of the Defcon Salt Lake City Chapter - DC801.

Bryan Berry - ISACA Utah Chapter President

Neal J. Francom - ISSA Utah Chapter President

Neal is accomplished in the areas of strategic planning, financial modeling and capital management. He is also a professional with solid IT systems design, and IT security, IT auditing, and data privacy skills. Currently employed with a global religious organization as Director, Information Security Portfolio, and Chief of Staff/Office of the CISO. Has taught at the University of Phoenix for 19 years in the graduate and undergraduate programs in areas of Finance, Accounting and Management.

Other experience includes Owner of Gibraltar, Ltd. a consultancy firm specializing in structure and optimization of client’s IT systems and organizational structure. State of Utah, Director of Olympic accounting for the bid for the 1998/2000 games. He holds degrees from University of Phoenix, University of Utah and Dixie State College. Married to Christine Hamblin and the father of 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

Dan Anderson - Previous InfraGuard Salt Lake City Chapter President

Dan has spent his life developing and implementing communications between systems and developing systems and applications in Military, Healthcare, and Mining. First, for the USAF, working on Navigation Systems on various aircraft, then in the Gold Mining industry for RTZ/Kennecott Utah Copper, and finally in the Healthcare Industry for Intermountain Healthcare. He has a background in Electrical Engineering and Chemistry with emphasis in Healthcare Informatics and has specialized in Information Security and Assurance, earning his Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), both from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Additional certifications include: Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Payment Card Industry Internal Security Assessor (ISA and PCIP), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v3).

Sean Jackson - Founder of HackWest and BSidesSLC

Sean came to Information Security in spite of a background in programming and QA, and has been actively involved in the Utah InfoSec “Scene” since 2010. He has been the secretary for the Utah chapter for ISC(2), an organizer for BSidesSLC, and spreads the gospel of UtahSec whenever he can. You can find him on the IRCs using the name “T4rku5”.