Nick L
Technical Instructor

Nick Lane is a cybersecurity author, speaker, instructor, practitioner, technical editor, blogger, certification designer, and practice exam designer, with over 20 years of experience in the technology field. Lane frequently teaches at military bases, while also having trained the DoD, FBI Academy, United Nations, and many Fortune 500 organizations. He is recognized yearly as one of the top New Horizons technical instructors in the world.

His book "CASP+ CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification All-in-One Exam Guide" is published by McGraw-Hill and is available worldwide. It was a #1 New Release in multiple security and networking categories.

Lane is currently the Technical Editor for McGraw-Hill’s upcoming PenTest+ Passport Certification book, and has been selected to author McGraw-Hill’s upcoming CySA+ Passport Certification book beginning Q4 2019. He also has multiple cybersecurity educational channels @TheSecurityLane which publishes supplementary materials to students, readers, and learners worldwide.

Other Awards/Recognition:

- CompTIA Instructor Network Board member.

- Co-designer of the CompTIA Network+ certification (N10-007)

- Recipient of EC-Council's "Instructor Circle of Excellence" award for being one of the Top 5 EC-Council security instructors in North America. Award presented at the 2018 Hacker Halted conference.

- 5-time "Top 25 Technical Instructor in the world" with on-stage award presentations.

- “Cybersecurity Professional of the Year” finalist by the San Diego Business Journal.

- Former Toastmaster's President and member for two years.

"My teaching style is passionate, humorous, concise, and I tell it “like it is”.

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  • Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • EC Council Certified Ethical Hacking
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • CyberSec First Responder
  • CompTIA Cloud+
Professional Associations
  • McGraw-Hill cybersecurity author
  • InfraGard FBI liaison
  • CompTIA ChannelCon/Partner Summit speaker
  • CompTIA Instructor Network (CIN) board member
  • CompTIA Infrastructure board member
  • Toastmasters
Professional Experience
  • Technical Instructor | Cybersecurity Author New Horizons Learning Group Dec 2005 – Present Las Vegas, Nevada Area
  • Trade Floor Support CME Group Dec 2004 – Jun 2005 New York, NY
  • Systems Administrator German International School New York Jun 2004 – Aug 2004 White Plains, NY
  • Desktop Support Technician Tribune Publishing Company Nov 2001 – Jul 2003 Hicksville, NY
  • Technical Support Specialist Cablevision Feb 1999 – Apr 2001 Woodbury, NY
  • Nassau Community College, Liberal Arts
Clients Served
  • FBI
  • DoD
  • United Nations
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Fortune 500 Enterprises
  • McGraw-Hill - CASP+ CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (April, 25th 2019)
  • McGraw-Hill – CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Passport Exam Guide (Q2 2020)
Languages Spoken
  • English