About Digital Silence
Digital Silence was founded with one goal in mind — to do security consulting right. Consistency, commitment to quality, attention to detail, and unsurpassed client care are central to our company’s culture and ethos. We strive to be active contributors to the security community, and have dedicated training and R&D programs staffed by passionate instructors and researchers.
Our passion and commitment to quality is reflected in both the services we provide and the people we hire.
Justin brings a unique attention to detail and a decade of red and blue team experience to the company. His foray into the professional world began with a colorful career as a US Army Airborne Infantryman. After leaving from the military, Justin entered the information security industry as a DFIR specialist, later transition to a role as a red team operator for One World Labs (founded by legendary security researcher Chris Roberts).
Chester’s career lives at the intersection of people, technology, and security. During his active duty with the Navy, Chester worked as a specialized weapons systems auditor, with responsibility to both understand complex systems and distill his findings for a variety of audiences. After his active duty ended, Chester worked for some of the nation’s largest contractors, including time at forward operating posts in the Middle East, where Chester set up and secured critical networks. Chester, in short, works well under fire. Over the past twelve years, Chester honed his skills in forensic investigation, network setup and security, and penetration testing, working with both government and private sector clients.
Ryan Jones has spent the past 20 years in the offensive security community, and is widely regarded as a true master of his tradecraft. Prior to joining Digital Silence, Jones served as a Managing Principal at Coalfire Systems. He has also held leadership positions at several other major consulting firms including IBM and SpiderLabs. Ryan was one of three red team operators featured on the TruTV series Tiger Team, which followed a real-life red team across multiple engagements.
Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) through the EC-Council and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Dan’s past experiences include 27 years as a trial attorney at Armstrong Teasdale, LLP, where he also co-founded the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice.
Erin Beffa is the company’s Threat Intelligence and OSINT practice lead. Prior to starting at Digital Silence, Erin worked as an independent consultant and as an analyst for One Worlds Labs. Erin was recently named the first place winner of the 2018 OSINT Capture the Flag competition at NolaCon, a nationally recognized information security conference held annually in New Orleans.
Please note that we are not a law firm, and hiring Digital Silence does not include providing legal advice. Dan’s a great guy, but he’s not your lawyer.