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Taylor Banks - Cyber Summit Co. Box Elder, SD, US

Taylor Banks

Executive Director | Cyber Summit Co


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



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 in 2006 for his work on Anonym.OS and speaks regularly at national security conferences.

Industry Expertise (3)

IT Services/Consulting

Computer/Network Security

Information Technology and Services

Areas of Expertise (3)

Cloud Computing

Information Security

Social Engineering

Accomplishments (2)

Featured on 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, 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.

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)

  • the System Administrator's Guild (SAGE)
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • Usenix
  • 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)
  • 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.



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


2000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee