David has had guest appearances on FoxNews, CNN, and other high-profile media outlets. David is the founder of DerbyCon, a previous security conference in Louisville Kentucky. David also co-authored Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide book which was number one on Amazon.com in security for over 6 months.
TrustedSec and BDS (both sister companies) provide consulting and MSSP services and can handle every aspect of an organization. Prior to TrustedSec and BDS, David was a Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Diebold Incorporated, an international Fortune 1000 global company.
David was also one of the founding members of the “Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)“. PTES is the industry leading standard and guidelines around how penetration tests should be performed and methodologies.David is the creator of several widely popular open-source tools including The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) and many more. David has over 12 years of security experience, with over five years specifically for information security consulting. Lastly, David was a U.S. Marine working for the intelligence community and spent several years in the middle east including Iraq.
Education & Certifications
QSA, CISSP, OSCP, OSCE, GSEC, MCSE, ISO 27001
As an author and creator of several open-source tools, Dave has made his mark on the cybersecurity industry. He was a founding member of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard, which has been adopted by the Payment Card Industry and the Data Security Standard Guidelines for Penetration Testing. His other industry contributions include:
Co-Author of Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide
Co-Creator of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard
Creator of the Social Engineer Toolkit
Creator of the PenTesters Framework
Creator of the Magic Unicorn Exploitation Framework
Creator of Artillery
Creator of Fast-Track