Paul Koblitz

Director of Technical Services


Paul Koblitz is a Principal Security Consultant for TrustedSec. Paul recently assumed the role of Director of Technical Services for TrustedSec. This job entails managing 40 other employees and all of the technical penetration testing teams. He has expertise in physical and social engineering security has been honed over the years by using every opportunity possible to further develop his craft. It is not uncommon for Paul to be shopping and ask to talk to a store manager about how their security could be better by different camera placements. Paul also has extensive networking experience having worked for several years as a desktop support technician, a NOC operator, a head-end engineer, and a network engineer in the US Navy and for a local cable company.

Industry Contributions

Black Hat 2013, Intro to Pentesting Black Hat 2014, Intro to Pentesting Black Hat 2015, Intro to Pentesting Black Hat 2016, Red Team vs. Blue Team Black Hat 2017, Red vs. Blue Techniques with Huntteaming Black Hat 2018, Defense and Offense: Understanding Attackers Through Red Team Tactics Black Hat 2019, A Practical Approach to Defense and Offense: Understanding Attackers Through Red Team Tactics and Purple Teams DerbyCon 4, Intro to Pentesting DerbyCon 5, Intro to Pentesting DerbyCon 6, Red Team vs. Blue Team DerbyCon 7, Red Team vs. Blue Team

Passion for Security

Paul has always had a passion for security, focusing on the physical side. While in the US Navy, Paul was a Duty Master-at-Arms and part of the shipboard security team. In Paul’s off time from the military, he held several security-related jobs to include: late night and emergency locksmith, security systems installation consultant, and vehicle/personal property repossession. While working for TrustedSec, Paul has utilized his physical and social engineering skills in several fields of business such as; financial institutions, retail clothing chains, grocery store chains, manufacturing, and education. Paul also was the Head of Physical Security for DerbyCon.

Recent Blog Posts

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Hide Yo Servers, Hide Yo Data . . .

Companies spend millions of dollars to protect their data in the forms of firewalls, antiviruses, spam filters, web content filters, multi-factor authentication, and so on. But what about physical security? Most companies will have a badge system to grant employees access to the facility. Main entrances will have a receptionist or sometimes a security guard...

Here, Phishy, Phishy!

Have you received an email from a Nigerian Princess lately offering you 20% of her $4.2 million in inheritance that is stuck in a bank? All you have to do is supply your bank account number! Have you received an email stating that you won a lottery in South Africa and all you have to...

Social Engineering Abroad

Recently, I had the opportunity to perform a social engineering penetration test in an Arabic country. Many Americans would feel similar to the way I did in the preparation days before the test. Will the culture gap cause me to offend someone? Will the language gap land me in jail? What am I going to...
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