Erich has worked in systems security and IT since 2001. He leads security assessments and penetration testing engagements for small to large businesses including Fortune 500 companies.

Erich’s skillset has been meticulously honed working closely with clients to assess, evaluate, and exploit vulnerabilities. He works diligently to attain his client’s goals by developing testing procedures based on new threats and vulnerabilities across web applications, networks, social engineering, as well as physical locations.

Erich has built a team around him of similarly skilled individuals that understand IT risk and are able to execute myriad engagements including web application, API, mobile, physical and social engineering testing.

External Publications

  • "Internet of Homes: Security Analysis of Home Automation Communications Standards and Implementations" (Master’s Thesis, April 2016)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Hacking SDR – What is RF and Why Hackers Should Care
    (SaintCon 2021, October 2021)
  • Chuck the Lockpicks, We Still Gettin’ In!
    (HackCon 14, Oslo, Norway, February 2019)
  • Internet of Doom: A Survey of 3 Vulnerable Ecosystems
    (SaintCon 2016, October 2016)


  • BS, information systems, Utah Valley University
  • MS, information security, University of London, Royal Holloway

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