Context Security provides bespoke consulting services in both offensive and defensive information security. Particular areas of specialty include Security Architecture Design/Review, Network and Web Application Penetration Testing, Intrusion Detection, Incident Response, and Windows Security.

Seth Misenar
[GIAC GSE (#28), CISSP, CASP, MCSE] serves as Founder/Principal Consultant for Context Security.  He is one of an elite handful of security professionals to have achieved the prestigious 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.

Seth also serves as a Senior Instructor with the SANS Institute, where he regularly provides guidance to students throughout the world on matters of offensive and defensive cyber security. 
In particular, Seth is an author on  the following courses.

SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations (lead author)
SEC542: Web Application Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (lead author)
MGT414: SANS Training Program for the CISSP Certification (co-author)

Though Seth primarily teaches his own courses, he is also authorized to teach these courses:

SEC401: Security Essentials
SEC502: Perimeter Security In-Depth
SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth
SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing

GIAC Security Expert (GSE) #28
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
SANS Cyber Guardian – Red Team
SANS Cyber Guardian – Blue Team
SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
SANS GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
SANS GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
SANS GIAC Certified Windows Security Admin (GCWN)
SANS GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA)
SANS GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW)
GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)


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Context Security
1103 Manship St.
Jackson, MS 39202
601 668 9825
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Syngress CISSP Study Guide (coauthor)
Syngress CISSP Study Guide 11th Hour (coauthor)