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...


May 1, 1986 

Like a Rolling Stone

I discovered two things at age 16, and one of them was Vodka. My parents had a pretty permissive philosophy about raising children – my father told me that as long as I got good grades, I could pretty much do whatever I wanted, provided I “didn’t bring it home.” Discretion, as it were.

I was drinking with the Vavra twins that night. Randy was my best friend, and I had a crush on...

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Welcome to the Vanity Site of David William Holmes

Oct. 9, 2014:  tags:  travel

5 Ways to Make Back the American Express Platinum Annual Fee

For the first few years, I had to talk myself into paying the $450 annual fee for American Express Platinum card. This little piece is me getting talking myself into it on paper, as it were. The math checks out. And if anyone is keeping score, I still get the platinum card every year, and it pays for itself.


June 24, 2018:  tags:  in-the-news infosec iot

Securing IoT Devices: The Challenges

Here's an interview I did for Info Risk Today about blockchain and the Internet of Things.


June 18, 2018:  tags:  in-the-news hackers iot

Singapore top cyber attack target during Trump Kim Summit

We released an original report showing a spike in SIP protocol attacks against Singapore during the Trump / Kim summit there. Singapore Today interviewed me about the article.


May 22, 2018:  tags:  SSL-TLS cryptography security-week

Fitting Forward Security into Today's Security Architecture

I've been talking about this problem for years (it seems), but there's been an update. Toward the end.


May 17, 2018:  tags:  infosec

Managing Security in a Multi-Cloud Era

Here's a video interview of me talking about multi-cloud security. I don't honestly remember what I said it was so long ago but I'm sure it was dripping with profundity.


May 2, 2018:  tags:  infosec hackers security-week

Spring 2018 Password Attacks

This is basically me channelling a series of emails with Marc LeBeau. He gave me permission to submit it as an article and I really like the way it came out. BTW can you guess the racy password that my editors didn't want me to write about?


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
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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