Oddvar has worked in the IT industry since 1999. Initially, he began as a consultant, helping a variety of public and private clients to implement Microsoft technology, before he sharpened his focused on security in 2012 as a malware reverser at a Security Operations Center. Since 2013, Oddvar has worked as a dedicated penetration tester. Oddvar has also taught many different courses and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Within Microsoft technologies, Oddvar has expertise in products such as Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, AppLocker, System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Active Directory, Group Policy, Microsoft Exchange, Windows operating system, and Remote Desktop Services.
Microsoft MVP, GIAC GPEN, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Oddvar is an active blogger and speaker. He has spoken at conferences such as DerbyCon, IT DEV Connections, HackCon, Nordic Infrastructure Conference, and Paranoia. Oddvar also started the LOLBAS project and maintains the Ultimate AppLocker bypass list. Oddvar loves to research stuff and he has uncovered many different persistence techniques, code execution techniques, UAC bypasses, and AWL bypasses—he was even acknowledged for the discovery of CVE-2017-8625. Oddvar has been awarded the Microsoft MVP award for Data Center Management in the specialties of Enterprise Security since 2016, due to his community contributions.
Oddvar is a technically oriented person who has a burning passion for security.