Biographical data sheets

Overview

This page includes biographical data sheets for key personnel in Volkis.

Matthew Strahan - Managing Director

13 years of dedicated, cyber security experience in designing security strategies, security architecture, implementing cyber security frameworks and standards, developing policy, procedure, standards, and processes, technology selection and implementation, incident response, and penetration testing. Carries industry qualifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA and CGEIT, holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration.

6 years of team leadership and management experience as the leader of operations and principal consultant, including leading internal IT, including support, IT transformations and an ISO27001 implementation. Led the implementation of internal systems and process improvement.

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Employment history

Company Role From To
Volkis Managing Director 2019 Present
Content Security Senior Security Strategist 2019 2019
Content Security Operations Manager 2017 2019
Content Security Principal Consultant 2012 2017
Securus Global Security Consultant 2007 2011

Education

Institution Degree Obtained
University of NSW BSc (Computer Science) 2007
Macquarie University MBA Ongoing

Certifications

  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Key skills

  • Experienced in business and technical security
  • Penetration testing, including internal, external, wireless, web app, desktop app
  • Business security, including security architecture, governance, management, policy, procedure, and framework
  • Credit card security, including PCI DSS
  • General IT, including transformation, governance, programming, software engineering Presented at industry bodies such as CPA Forum, Power Housing Risk and CFO meetings, LGASA

Alexei Doudkine - Offensive Director

Penetration tester, team leader, and security consultant with a decade of experience in building security systems and providing high level security consultancy. Worked as lead of the Threat Ops team, providing penetration testing, security consulting, IR and security training at Content Security.

Built the Red Team function at Content Security, providing advanced security threat style engagements. This included building infrastructure required for command and control for such engagements.

Built the “Hands-on Hacking” security education course, teaching members of the NSW Police and Department of Justice around hacking techniques.

Created hacking tools for security professionals including RidRelay.

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Employment history

Company Role From To
Volkis Offensive Director 2019 Present
Content Security Principal Consultant 2017 2019
Content Security Security Consultant 2013 2017
Pacom Systems Software Engineer 2010 2013

Education

Institution Degree Obtained
University of NSW BSc (Computer Science) 2010

Certification

  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Offensive Security Experienced Penetration Tester (OSEP)
  • CREST Registered Tester (CRT)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
  • Payment Card Industry - Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA)

Key skills

  • Red team, Penetration testing, including internal, external, wireless, web app, mobile app
  • Social engineering and physical security, including manipulating security badges and access control systems
  • Presenting, including creating full security education courses
  • Infrastructure development and systems administration
  • Security design and architecture
  • Business security, including payment card industry, risk assessments

Billy Cody - Senior Security Consultant

Breaker of things. Drinker of coffee. Walker of beaches. 4 years of dedicated penetration testing experience across various industries, including finance, government, critical industry, and others. Proud discoverer of CVE-2020-14595.

One of the co-organisers of SecTalks BNE, and heavily involved the Brisbane InfoSec community. Regularly attends InfoSec meetups and conferences.

Loves to build PoCs in Python, and cries whenever he has to perform a web application penetration test with a WAF turned on.

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Employment history

Company Role From To
Volkis Senior Security Consultant 2020 Present
Context Information Security Assurance Consultant 2019 2020
Yell IT Security Consultant 2018 2019
My Computer Support IT Engineer 2018 2018

Education

Institution Degree Obtained
University of Southern Queensland BITC (Applied Computer Science/Networking and Security) 2018

Certifications

  • Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE)
  • Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP)
  • CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT Pen)

Key skills

  • Penetration testing, including internal, external, wireless, web app, desktop app
  • Heavily involved in Brisbane InfoSec community

Joshua Rynan - Senior Security Consultant

A over decade of IT security experience, half of which being dedicated to penetration testing. Expertise in setting up and running enterprise vulnerability management programs. Experience running an associate penetration tester program, upskilling new pentesters from various degrees of industry experience. Spends too much time thinking about how to write better reports.

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Employment history

Company Role From To
Volkis Senior Security Consultant 2021 Present
CyberCX Penetration Tester 2019 2021
Content Security Penetration Tester 2016 2019
IBM Vulnerability Scan Analyst 2011 2015

Education

Institution Degree Obtained
Federation University BITC (Professional Practice) 2010

Certifications

  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Spectre Ops Adversary Tactics: Red Team Operations (AT:RTO)

Key skills

  • Penetration testing, including internal, external, wireless, web app and social engineering.
  • Making memes in MS Paint.

Dilesh Mistry

With over a decade of IT security experience, Dilesh is always on the path of improvement and brings fresh insights to problems old and new. Dilesh is an original graph thinker and considers problems to be multi-dimensional when needed. Dilesh loves being able to teach and learn from others and is often found being an active member of the Australian InfoSec community. When not thinking obsessively about systems and computers he is often on the couch immersing himself in tea and incense.

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Employment history

Company Role From To
Volkis Senior Security Consultant 2021 Present
Bugcrowd Senior Security Consultant 2020 2021
CyberCX Senior Security Consultant 2020 2020
Pure.Security Security Consultant 2020 2020
Content Security Penetration Tester 2017 2020
Hacklabs Penetration Tester 2016 2017
NEC Australia Information Security Analyst 2016 2016

Education

Institution Degree Obtained
University of Wollongong Bachelor of Computer Science 2015

Certifications

  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Key skills

  • Penetration testing, including internal, external, wireless, web app and social engineering.
  • Systems Thinking