Taylor Banks - . Atlanta, GA, US

Taylor Banks Taylor Banks

Principal Hacktologist

Atlanta, GA, US

Taylor Banks is a Virtualization, Cloud and Security Architect, Hacker, Pentester, Trainer, Speaker, Mentor, CISSP VCP

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Biography

Taylor Banks is a 20 year veteran of the IT industry with the past 15 years focused on computer, network and information security. Taylor is a CISSP and has provided training and consultation across the globe on Firewalls, Penetration Testing, Intrusion Detection and Incident Response, Enterprise Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Taylor has consulted for the United Nations and NOAA and trained the US Air Force, Navy, Marines, FBI and NSA. He was featured on Wired.com in 2006 for his work on Anonym.OS and speaks regularly at national security conferences.

Industry Expertise (3)

Information Technology and Services IT Services/Consulting Computer/Network Security

Areas of Expertise (3)

Cloud Computing Information Security Social Engineering

Accomplishments (2)

Featured on Wired.com for Anonym.OS (professional)

2006-01-14

In 2006, with the assistance of fellow members of the kaos.theory security research team, I developed and released an operating system known as Anonym.OS. Anonym.OS uniquely provided a private and anonymous computing environment that required no technical knowledge to operate. Following its release on-stage at the ShmooCon security conference, I was interviewed for a front page article on Wired.com, and Anonym.OS received over 100,000 downloads worldwide within 48 hours of its release.

Appointed to Georgia ISSA Board of Directors (professional)

2005-01-01

In 2005, I was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta Information Systems Security Association, where I acted as the Director of Web Operations.

Education (3)

(ISC)² CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional

ISECOM OPST+Trainer: OSSTMM Professional Security Tester, Instructor

VMware VCP, VSP, VCI: VMware Certfied Instructor 2011

Affiliations (14)

  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
  • the System Administrator's Guild (SAGE)
  • DEFCON
  • International Information Systems Forensics Association (IISFA)
  • Atlanta Telecom Professionals (ATP)
  • Usenix
  • the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
  • Black Hat
  • ShmooCon
  • LayerOne
  • Security BSides
  • BSidesATL

Sample Talks (1)

Virtualization, Cloud and Data Security

Developed for and presented at the Cloud Security Alliance Q2 2012 Atlanta meeting, this talk discusses the prominent challenges faced as well as solutions and strategies for securing virtual infrastructure, cloud infrastructure, and the data contained therein.

Style

Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training

Fees

2000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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