About Us

Welcome to Veteran Security! Founded by Ryan Edmondson and Heath Adams in February of 2018, we are a non profit consisting of an ever-growing veteran community that focuses on networking with other veterans in the IT and Cyber Security world as well as helping those that are currently transitioning out of the military and looking into these career fields. Our community is open to military veterans of any country.  Currently, we offer:

  • A Slack channel, which allows veterans in any IT or cyber security field to network with each other.
  • Free training videos, focused on ethical hacking.
  • A Cyber Security blog with tutorials on a wide variety of topics.

Our community, training, and services are, and always will be, 100% free.
If you would like to make a contribution to our cause, we have set up a patreon just for that! Thank you for your support!

Who We Are

Heath “m4v3r1ck” Adams| YouTube | LinkedIn | @thecybermentortwitter_thumb

P1020459Hi everyone.  My name is Heath Maverick Adams, A.K.A. m4v3r1ck. I am OSCP, OSWP, eWPT, CEH (shh), CCNA, and too many CompTIA’s certified.

I proudly served in the United States Army as a 68E (Dental Specialist) and later a 70B (Health Administration Officer).

Before the Army, I received my undergraduate degree in accounting, but was never happy in the field.  Knowing I needed change, I went back to school and got my masters in information systems.  During graduate school, I worked as a graduate assistant doing basic help desk work.  Once I graduated, I continued working my way up by doing help desk, network administration, and eventually as a senior network engineer for Sandia National Labs.  My passion for security has led me into red teaming and penetration testing, where I currently hold a senior role in the field.

I love teaching people about cyber security and have taught online cyber security/penetration testing courses previously.  My goal is to use our blog to continue those teaching efforts and encourage more people to join the cyber field.

Elliot “Emtuls” Chernofsky| Website | Github | LinkedIn @emtulstwitter_thumb


Hey all. I’m Elliot Chernofsky and I go by ‘Emtuls’ in most places online. I have a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and am currently working on my Masters in Computer Science. Although I am not a big fan of certifications, I do have my fair share of them.

For my military career, I have served and am still currently serving in the Air National Guard as a prior 3D1X1 (Combat Comms/Networking), and now 17S (Cyber Warfare Officer) doing cyber stuff.

I stumbled upon my passion of Cyber Security while in my senior year of Undergrad and have since begun working full time in Vulnerability Research, doing a mix of Tool Development and Reverse Engineering.

My passion lies in the realm of programming, reverse engineering and exploit development and I seek to help others get into this growing field as I continue to expand my knowledge and get a deeper understanding of them.

Reuben “reubadoob” BookerGithubLinkedIn@reubadoob twitter_thumb


My name is Reuben “reubadoob” Booker. I am husband, father, brother and collector of meaningless abbreviations AKA certificates including CISSP, GISP, CASP, CySA+ and SEC+. Gotta catch `em all!

I served in America’s Guard of Honor THE 82ND Airborne Division from 2009 -2015 as Transportation Officer (88AP). During my service I deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2009 -2010 where I jumped out of plane because….

Before the Army I thought I was going to be the next Scorsese of music videos and earned my BA in Film & Video Production from the University of Memphis. GO TIGERS! The Army didn’t really care for my skills behind the camera or making the greatest music video of all time :persevere:. After leaving the Army I tried to make a square peg fit in a round hole before I realized my calling was the blinking line of a command prompt. I would then change careers to in less than a year to information/cyber security.

Currently I work as Cyber Analyst for Nike’s Cyber Defense Center and am studying for some more abbreviations (OSCP). I enjoy helping other veterans transition into the IT space and gifs. Not in that particular order.