Deviant Ollam

Deviant Ollam

Director of Research & Education at The CORE Group

While paying the bills as a physical penetration specialist with The CORE Group and the Director of Education for Red Team Alliance, Deviant also sat on the Board of Directors of the US division of TOOOL — The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers — for 14 years… acting as the the nonprofit’s longest-serving Boardmember. His books Practical Lock Picking and Keys to the Kingdom are among Syngress Publishing’s best-selling pen testing titles. In addition to being a lockpicker, Deviant is also a SAVTA certified safe technician, a GSA certified safe and vault inspector, member of the International Association of Investigative Locksmiths, a Life Safety and ADA Consultant, and an NFPA Fire Door Inspector. At multiple annual security conferences Deviant started Lockpick Village workshop areas, and he has conducted physical security training sessions for Black Hat, the SANS Institute, DeepSec, ToorCon, HackCon, ShakaCon, HackInTheBox, ekoparty, AusCERT, GovCERT, CONFidence, the FBI, the NSA, DARPA, the National Defense University, the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Deviant also run’s CORE’s tooling website at

New Jersey Institute of Technology – Dual Major B.S. in STS/History, Summa Cum Laude
Lockmasters Security Institute – Certified GSA Inspector and Service Technician
Safe and Vault Technician’s Association – Basic Safe Opening & Forensics for Safe Technicians
International Association of Investigative Locksmiths – Forensic Investigative Locksmithing
Lockmasters Security Institute – ICD 705 Physical Security SCIF Construction
ALOA Security Professionals Association – NFPA 80 Fire Door Inspector

US Military Academy at West Point – Training Course Instructor
US Naval Academy at Annapolis – Training Course Instructor
Black Hat – Speaker, Training Course Instructor
CanSecWest – Speaker, Training Course Instructor
DEFCON – Speaker, Head of Lockpick Village, Staff Goon
SANS Institute – Hosted Training Instructor
DeepSec – Speaker, Training Course Instructor
ekoparty – Speaker, Training Course Instructor
FBI/Secret Service Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force – Guest Speaker & Trainer
HackInTheBox – Speaker, Training Course Instructor
HackCon – Speaker, Training Course Instructor
LayerOne – Speaker
ShakaCon – Speaker, Training Course Instructor
ShmooCon – Speaker, Head of Lockpick Village
ToorCon – Speaker, Training Course Instructor
University of Michigan – Guest Speaker
National Defense University – Guest Speaker
ASIS Global Security Exchange – Guest Speaker
Information Systems Security Association – Keynote Speaker

Stress Testing Security: Red Teaming Stories from the Field to the Boardroom
Tuesday, September 24 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)