Andrew S. McNicol

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew McNicol has served as the Chief Technology Officer of BreakPoint Labs since helping co-found the company in 2015. He oversees the communication and implementation of the organization’s technical strategy, including offensive security tools and services. He also manages the Cybersecurity Assessments line of business.

Andrew has significantly contributed to ensuring mission success, including developing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for high-profile cyber red team engagements securing our nation’s critical infrastructure. Andrew commits himself to helping clients design and execute large-scale network penetration testing efforts, ones that highly mirror actual adversarial behavior, to reduce risk to their mission effectively.

With over 15 years of experience, Andrew has led numerous technical workforces on red team operations, vulnerability assessment, and penetration testing engagements to meet each client’s unique goals. He is also a recognized expert in adversarial penetration testing — working closely with BreakPoint Labs Team Members to ‘adopt an attacker’s mindset’ and continuously develop and hone their technical skills.

Before co-founding BreakPoint Labs, Andrew led a large-scale pen testing as a service team. He also worked on the cyber incident response team at Parsons Corporation — specializing in malware analysis and network forensics for the DoD, law enforcement, and commercial clients. Andrew frequently speaks at Government and industry forums where he covers topics like advanced penetration testing techniques that go beyond automated tools and how to start and grow a career in information security.

Andrew has a Master’s degree in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Towson University. He also holds numerous professional certifications, including OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, GICSP, GCFA, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GREM, GSEC, GWAPT, GWEB, CISSP, and CEH.