I'm a world-wide security evangelist, meaning I write and speak about hackers, cryptography, fraud, malware and all that interesting stuff.

I've spoken at over 30 conferences on all six developed continents. Some of my favorite engagements were speaking at RSA Europe in Amsterdam, InfoSec in London and Gartner Data Center in Las Vegas

I write a bi-weekly column at SecurityWeek, and have had the good fortune to write for DarkReading and SC Magazine and Network World.

They call me the "one-take wonder" in the studio, because I've done so many videos that I just do it in one take anymore.

I'm a fly-fisherman, a baseball fan and a craft beer enthusiast.

My Memoirs...


Jan. 15, 2013 

Get in the Closet #2

I met Enn in the second year after my divorce. A freckled, buxom redhead, she was intelligent, emotional, and about ten years younger than me. She didn’t have many friends, and she was cautious and suspicious about dating. Like many redheads, Enn had a mean streak. Her husband, having discovered that he had a thing for Asian girls, had abandoned her and their young son. She ended u...

[ read more ] tags:  loveland dating

Welcome to the Vanity Site of David William Holmes

Jan. 11, 2016:  tags:  SSL-TLS cryptography ddos infosec

David Holmes Greatest Hits, 2015 Edition

Here's the complete list of everything authored by yours truly in 2015. Except the NC-17 stuff, which I've been told should remain unpromoted. Actually, this website you're reading right now is basically my greatest hits, but this blog post gather just a single, awesome year of it.


March 25, 2018:  tags:  in-the-news infosec iot

IoT: Moving to Security by Design

ISMG's Suparna Goswami interviewed me about my thoughts on IoT Security. 12 minutes of David Holmes braindumping IoT security at you.


March 23, 2018:  tags:  in-the-news infosec iot

44% of Telnet Scans come from China

IT Pro wrote an article based on our media briefing in HK. I don't actually know what it says, but I think it's something like "44% of Telnet scans (or attacks) coming from China". Google Translate doesn't work for cantonese?


March 22, 2018:  tags:  infosec security-week

5 Fun Facts about the Singapore Cybersecurity Statute

Someone asked me what I thought about the recently passed Singapore Cybersecurity Statute. So I did some research and turned it into an article for SecurityWeek.


March 7, 2018:  tags:  in-the-news infosec iot

Hidden in Plain Sight: How IoT will make us more vulnerable

Malay Business Insight's coverage of F5 Labs' Hunt for IoT Volume 4 report.


March 7, 2018:  tags:  in-the-news iot

David Holmes: Yes, Tony Stark, He Could Be

The Malay Business Insight newspaper has a circulation of over 80,000 in the Philippines. After an Interview I did on our recent volume 4 of the Hunt for IoT thingbots, Sir Raymond Gregory Tribdino published these two articles, one on IoT and one on how I look like Tony Stark. The resemblance usually escapes me, but I hear it all the time. Like about 10 times a year.


Announcements:

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Fix the footer May 18, 2017
Split Writing in to fiction, essays and more Sept. 16, 2016
Show associated tags in the content lists Sept. 16, 2016
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Task List

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Hookup date selectors in fishing, writing, photos Medium
Secure this site with an AWS certificate Medium
Bring in fishing reports from Tumblr Low
Bring in fishing reports from flyfishsnoqualmie Medium
Add essay about medicine to writing page Low
Add Headshots gallery Medium
Put manila article on there Medium
Move changelog to nav bar Medium
Where is Bad Art in writing? High
Fix RSA2015 Low