David Holmes is a Cybersecurity advisor, researcher and evangelist. He has spoken at over 50 conferences such as RSA, RSA Europe, InfoSec and Gartner Data Center. Holmes researches and writes on global cryptography trends, DDoS, IoT and blockchain. He has also written for industry magazines such as SCMagazine and the Network World. Holmes writes regularly about cryptography, the Internet of Things, malware, policy, vulnerabilities, technical solutions, and the security industry in general for SecurityWeek.com and F5 Labs.
Holmes has 25 years of experience in security and product engineering. As a principal software engineer at F5 Networks, he designed many system and core security features. Holmes was also a Vice President of Engineering at Dvorak Development (in Boulder, CO) and a Senior Security Engineer at CyberSafe, Inc.
Holmes studied Computer Science and Engineering Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For public speaking, Holmes received the Competent Communicator award from Toastmasters International and other public speaking awards.
Specialties: Security Analysis, Presentation, White Papers, Bylines, AWS, Python, Ansible and PostgresQL. Development specialties include Secure Sockets (SSL), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Authentication and Authorization systems. Kerberos, GSSAPI, C, C++, Java, MFC, Perl, PHP, Apache, UNIX shell scripts, 0x86 assembly, network protocols, attacks and defenses, FIPS-140, RADIUS and LDAP.
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