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 10, 2017 

Conde Nast's Sexiest Man of the Year

"Everyone, let me introduce you to David Holmes, F5's World-wide Security Evangelist and Conde Nast's Sexiest Man of the Year!"

My friend Jack Fenimore was introducing me to an audience of about 60 people in Cincinnati, Ohio. I thought that was the best introduction ever. Even if that last part wasn't true.

So I was telling that story to another friend of mine, John Wagnon wh...

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Welcome to the Vanity Site of David William Holmes

Oct. 9, 2017:  tags:  in-the-news infosec

Shadow Cloud Apps Pose Unseen Risks

CSO Online picked up the Maria Korolov's interview did with me and republished it. That's pretty awesome!


Oct. 11, 2017:  tags:  ddos in-the-news

IoT Attacks: India no. 2 source country

Had a long, fun, wide-ranging interview with India Economic Times.


Oct. 9, 2017:  tags:  in-the-news infosec

Shadow Cloud Apps Pose Unseen Risks

CSO Online picked up the Maria Korolov's interview did with me and republished it. That's pretty awesome!


Sept. 29, 2017:  tags:  SSL-TLS in-the-news security-week

Google Expands HSTS Preload List

SecurityWeek mentions an old column of mine about HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS).


Sept. 25, 2017:  tags:  infosec

The Top Three Tips for IoT Consumer Security Hygiene

I promised some really nice reporters in Singapore that I would get them my top three safety tips for IoT. So I put together this little blog and posted it on LinkedIn. I think we might expand it for an cyber site somewhere.


Sept. 13, 2017:  tags:  cryptography hackers

Five Reasons the CISO is a Cryptocurrency Skeptic

I've been a cryptocurrency skeptic for years. Much of that skepticism comes from hundreds of hours of talking with real CISOs and directors of security about how they can better protect real (not virtual) currency. Even with the resources of enormous budgets and huge security teams they can barely keep the hackers from stealing all the monies. When F5 Labs asked me to write up my opinions about Bitcoin, I threw this together. Not a bad little piece.


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