Chad Rikansrud is a 20+ year veteran within IT. He has held many IT positions including DBA, Developer, System Administrator and Network Engineer with his primary background in Linux/UNIX and networking. He currently works for a large financial institution in the System Z department as a Manager of Data/Storage and also is helping develop a mainframe penetration testing methodology while building out a penetrations testing team. In his spare time, Rikansrud builds “Capture the Flag” contests for information security conferences, gives talks about these subjects and helps mentor others just getting started in IT/Security. Rikansrud has established himself as a leader in this space by giving talks on mainframe security at DEFCON, Derbycon, SHARE and continues to do active research in this area.