Chapter Meeting (April 2018)

April 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/North Dakota/Center Timezone
St. Mary's University Center
2540 Park Ave
MN 55404
Event Director

marketing02Our second chapter meeting of 2018 will be held April 17th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the St. Mary’s University Center in Minneapolis.  Come out and join us for our informative presentation and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!

Meeting Agenda

  • Social networking: 1pm – 1:30pm
  • President and Board opening statements: 1:30pm – 1:50pm
  • Presentation: 1:50 – 3:40pm
  • Break: ~2:40pm-2:50pm
  • Drawings and closing remarks: 3:40pm – 4pm
  • Happy Hour

Red Teaming – Yes, it matters!

You may have heard of Red Teaming within the context of the military, from television, or possibly as a “Red vs. Blue” joke, but what is Red Teaming really? Is Red Teaming different than the testing you or your company is currently doing? Perhaps most important of all, does any of this really matter?

During our discussion we will be considering questions such as those and you will get to hear stories from real-life Red Teaming engagements and get to see tools used by the operators.

Come ready to participate with questions, opinions, and stories of your own!

Ryan Manship

Ryan Manship is the Vice President of RedTeam Security. In addition to everything that comes with being second in command at the company, Ryan oversees operations, which includes managing a team of consultants, performing security testing, and providing security guidance to customers. Previous to his role with RedTeam Security, Ryan led the Application Security program at Fair Isaac (FICO). He possesses a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology, from Minnesota State University Mankato (MNSU), with an emphasis on Networking and Security. He also minored in both Philosophy and Humanities, which further strengthens his skill sets, both as a security professional and as a leader.

Ryan holds the Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA) Chartered Foundational Level (SCF) certification.

Ryan ensures he is able to stay current on all things cybersecurity thanks to several organizations. He is a member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), the SANS Securing the Human (STH) Advisory board, the Information Security and Risk Management Professional Science Masters (ISRM PRM) program advisory board at MNSU, an executive council member of the Minnesota Cyber Careers Consortium (MNC3), is a member of the local chapter of the SABSA World Congress, and is a founding member of the SABSA Institute.

Ryan has appeared on ABC News, Business Insider, FOX, Tech Insider and has been quoted in Los Angeles Times, Bringmethenews, the Star Tribune, CSO Online, and speaks at many security events.

When he isn’t busy breaking things or talking about Information Security, Ryan enjoys spending time with his friends and family and playing games, of both the video and board variety. If you’re ever in the mood to get smoked in a game of Settlers of Catan, he’s your guy.

Steve Kaun

Steve Kaun, a.k.a. “Gh0st,” is a consultant at RedTeam Security. Steve has been a security consultant for 3 years and holds the Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP) certification. As a security consultant, Steve specializes in Web Application Penetration Testing, Network Penetration Testing, Physical Security Control Testing, Covert Operations, and Operational Strategy Development.

In addition to his background as a security consultant, Steve has 6 years of Active Duty Military experience under his belt. Steve’s diverse, and in-depth, experience as a former U.S Army Paratrooper and as a security consultant in the private sector has allowed RedTeam to deliver meaningful discoveries and recommendations to their clients.

Whether it be bypassing an obscure physical security measure, or identifying severe flaws within web applications, Steve’s motivation and drive give clients peace of mind knowing there was no stone left unturned and no avenue left unchecked. As his alias, “Gh0st” implies, it is likely no one ever saw Steve turn a stone or check and avenue…he’s just that good.


MN ISSA members in attendance at the meeting have the opportunity to win several book giveaways recommended by our speakers:

  • The Hackers Playbook, by Peter Kim
  • RTFM: Red Team Field Manual, by Ben Clark
  • The Social Engineer’s Playbook: A Practical Guide to Pretexting, by Jeremiah Talamantes
  • Unauthorized Access: Physical Penetration Testing For IT Security Teams, by Wil Allsopp

See other past recommendations.


Are non-members and guests welcome at meetings and events?

Yes, we welcome individuals at large from the security community to join us for any of our events. We simply ask that, after experiencing personally the value of our community at two events, individuals consider joining ISSA for the additional benefits that membership provides.

Why do we have to register to attend meetings and events?

Besides assisting the board with planning logistics for our events, registering for meetings and events, then checking in when you attend, provides you with self-service documentation you can print out to support your CPE credits if you are audited.