Jonathan Risto

With a career spanning over 20 years that has included working in network design, IP telephony, service development, security and project management, Jonathan has a deep technical background that provides a wealth of information he draws upon when teaching. Currently, Jonathan works for the Canadian Government conducting cyber security research in the areas of vulnerability management and automated remediation. He is also an independent security consultant. Jonathan is a co-author and instructor for SANS MGT516: Managing Security Vulnerabilities – Enterprise and Cloud.

Jonathan holds a Master’s Degree in Information Security Management from the SANS Technology Institute, a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.). He holds 11 different GIAC Certifications, including GSNA, GCCC, GWAPT, GLEG, GCPM, GSEC, GPEN, GSLC, GCIH, GAWN, and GCFA. For more than seven years, Jonathan has sat on the Board of Directors for a local charity and is involved with the judging of the local high school science fairs.

When not researching, teaching, or doing good in other ways, Jonathan is kept busy by his three daughters, but when possible, he enjoys the outdoors, astronomy, and photography.

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