Ben Holder has nearly two decades of IT security experience, working as a penetration tester and security researcher. He spent 10 years in the U.S. Navy, and led the CCNA/MCSE education courses submariners went through prior to assuming IT leadership positions. He subsequently worked in submarine weapon system R&D for General Dynamics. For the last five years, he has focused on penetration testing, gap and regulatory assessments (GRC), and security team development. He is currently helping to manage Forsythe's Threat Assessment Program.