Hello, I’m Dan Kuhlman. I’m an IT systems & cyber security professional in Minneapolis, MN. If you’re here you probably already know me, are a recruiter, met me at a security event, or you’re planning on interviewing me. This website is about me, what I’ve done with my career, and how I pivoted into IT security. I just recently started working on the site so of course there are several things I still need to button up. You’ve probably already figured out that I’m not a website developer, so I apologize in advance for any design faux pas.
I’m currently a full-time graduate student at the University of Minnesota working on a Masters Degree in Security Technologies with a minor in Cybersecurity. I expect to graduate in the summer of 2019. I passed the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam earlier this year and just recently passed the CISSP exam. The CISSP was definitely the more challenging of the two – more about that later.
DECEMBER UPDATE: Just passed the eJPT hands-on penetration testing exam on December 4th. I’m still waiting on my official CISSP certification. Word on the street is a 6-8 weeks turn-around for those lately, so I should have that in hand before years end.