Our Team

Who We Are

Some of the great people that work at RedTeam Security

Jeremiah Talamantes
Jeremiah Talamantes
Owner & Principle Ponderer

Jeremiah has been in the IT industry for nearly 20 years and is the creator of The PlugBot Research Project – a foray into the concept of a hardware botnet. He has a master’s degree in Information Security & Assurance and an executive business education from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business. Jeremiah is an active security researcher and an adjunct professor at Norwich University, College of Graduate Studies in Information Security & Assurance. He is the author of The Social Engineer’s Playbook: A Practical Guide to Pretexting and has appeared on national TV news outlet, FOX News Live with Adam Housley. Additionally, he has been quoted and interviewed by CNN, Yahoo! Finance, Houston Chronice, Rigzone, Business Insider, Tech Insider, CIO Magazine, PenTest Magazine, POWER Magazine, LegalNews, Finance & Commerce and others.

Jeremiah was an accepted speaker at Hack In The Box (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Defcon 19 (Las Vegas, NV), Cyber Storm III (Zürich, Switzerland), Hack in Paris (Paris, France), TakeDownCon (Dallas, TX), High Tech Crime Investigation Association International Expo 2015 (Orlando, FL), Hack In Miami 2015 (Miami, FL) and NolaCon 2015 (New Orleans, LA). He is a CISSP, CCISO, CEH, CHFI, CCENT and a pretty swell guy.

Ryan Manship
Ryan Manship

Ryan has 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. As the President of RedTeam, 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).

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, Tech Insider and has been quoted in Los Angeles Times, Bringmethenews, the Star Tribune, and speaks at a variety of security events.

When he isn’t busy breaking into 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.

Kate Talamantes
Kate Talamantes
Business Operations Director & Managing Partner

Kate has developed her business acumen over several years while she founded, ran and eventually sold her professional services company after 5 years in operation. She has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications, Business Administration and a master’s degree in Education from University of Wisconsin, River Falls.

Kate is a strong strategic business adviser with a knack for efficient operational tactics. As a co-owner, she assists RedTeam Security in virtually all aspects of business and finance. She also makes great Old Fashions for everyone in the office.

Brian C Davis RedTeam Security
Brian C. Davis
Director of Strategy & Marketing

Brian has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the Minnesota School of Business with a minor in Networking & Security. He also has two Associates of Applied Science degrees, one in Information Systems Management with a minor in Network Support Technician LAN/WAN and another in Business Management with a minor in E-commerce Marketing from Rasmussen College. Brian has also had the honor of serving 9 years in the military as an Ammunition Team Chief, Radar Operator and Forward Observer for both the Texas and Minnesota National Guard.

He was previously a Digital Marketing Strategist and a Senior Account Manager at FindLaw a Thomson Reuters company. His experience in managing and marketing law firm websites encompasses a wide variety of valuable skill sets: client partnership development, technical research, algorithm optimization, revenue retention, account analytics, negotiations, product support, and identification of business strategy.

Brian combines an in-depth knowledge of client business objectives, passion for helping others, and technical strategy with a rich background in security, military and communications to deliver effective strategic solutions within any business landscape.

Matt Nelson, Associate Director of Strategy

Kelly Osterberg, Operations Manager

Kurt Muhl, Lead Security Consultant

Steven Kaun, Security Consultant

Marco Cardacci, Security Consultant

Trevor McDonald, Security Consultant


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