Dan Kaminsky

Dan Kaminsky

Director, Penetration Testing Services
Joined on July 9, 2008 – United States
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Dan Kaminsky is the Director of Penetration Testing for IOActive. Previously of Cisco and Avaya, Dan has been operating professionally in the security space since 1999. He is best known for his "Black Ops" series of talks at the well-respected Black Hat Briefings conferences. He is also the only speaker who has attended and spoken at every single "Blue Hat" Microsoft internal training event. Dan focuses on design-level fault analysis, particularly against massive-scale network applications. Dan regularly collects detailed data on the health of the worldwide Internet, and recently used this data to detect the worldwide proliferation of a major rootkit. Over the years, Dan has successfully combined technical expertise with executive-level consulting skills and prowess.

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