Since 1997, Taylor Banks has 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
Areas of Expertise (3)
Featured on Wired.com for Anonym.OS (professional)
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)
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.
(ISC)² CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
ISECOM OPST+Trainer: OSSTMM Professional Security Tester, Instructor
VMware VCP, VSP, VCI: VMware Certfied Instructor 2011
- Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
- Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
- Atlanta Telecom Professionals (ATP)
- Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
- the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
- International Information Systems Forensics Association (IISFA)
- the System Administrator's Guild (SAGE)
- Black Hat
- Security BSides
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.
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training