Travis Kaun

Senior Security Consultant


Travis began his Information Security career-building by managing firewalls and intrusion detection systems with a managed security services provider. After time spent on the defensive side in the corporate world, Travis put on an offensive cap for a consulting role and hasn’t looked back.

Travis specializes in penetration testing, focusing on gaining a foothold and expanding to a large compromise while hunting for ‘crown jewels.’

Education & Certifications

  • B.S. Computer Information Systems
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Certified Red Team Operator (CRTO)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) 

Industry Contributions

Travis has contributed to open-source projects and spoken at security conferences. Additionally, Travis co-hosts a regional InfoSec group, MadSec.

Passion for Security

Travis enjoys the, ‘less theory, more fact,’ storytelling aspect of penetration testing reports. This often drives immediate remediations to improve the overall security postures of previously overlooked vectors.

Additionally, he has the coolest responses to the classic icebreaker, ‘what do you do for a living?

Recent Blog Posts

The Curious Case of the Password Database

Nowadays, password managers are king. We use password managers to secure our most sensitive credentials to a myriad of services and sites; a compromise of the password manager could prove devastating. Due to recently disclosed critical Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) involving ManageEngine’s Password Manager Pro software, a client came to us at TrustedSec, wondering:...

Pwnton Pack: An Unlicensed 802.11 Particle Accelerator

This past Christmas, I received a terrific gift from my in-laws: a replica Ghostbusters Proton Pack. I was thrilled. You see, growing up in the mid 80s, Ghostbusters was my jam. Fast forward 37 years and with the recent Ghostbusters: Afterlife film release, my nostalgia was hitting a fever pitch. Shortly after our Christmas dinner,...
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