Eric Smith
Co-Founder/
Senior Partner
Lares

Eric is a 20-year veteran of the information security industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Security and maintains active CISSP and CISA certifications. Along with Chris Nickerson, he helped create the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES). Prior to working at Lares, he founded Full Protocol, and worked as a senior security consultant and analyst at major utility, technology, and energy companies. He’s spoken and/or taught at DEFCON, Security BSides, DerbyCon, HackCon, Infosec World, ShakaCon, DakotaCon, and other worldwide conferences.

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