Eric Smith

Co-Founder/Senior Partner

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.

The Lares Team, Eric Smith, Co-Founder, Lares Security Consulting (image)
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