Seth Misenar is a Certified SANS instructor and also serves as lead consultant and founder of Jackson, Mississippi-based Context Security, which provides information security though leadership, independent research, and security training. He is one of an elite handful of security professionals to have achieved the GIAC Security Expert (GSE) designation. Seth's background includes network and Web application penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, regulatory compliance efforts, security architecture design, and general security consulting. He has previously served as both physical and network security consultant for Fortune 100 companies as well as the HIPAA and information security officer for a state government agency.

Prior to becoming a security geek, Seth received a BS in philosophy from Millsaps College, where he was twice selected for a Ford Teaching Fellowship. Also, Seth is no stranger to certifications and thus far has achieved credentials which include, but are not limited to, the following: CISSP, GPEN, GWAPT, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GCWN, GCFA, and MCSE. Beyond his security consulting practice, Seth is a regular instructor for SANS. He teaches numerous SANS classes, including SEC401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing, and SEC642: Advanced Web Application Penetration Testing.