23David Kennedy

“Even though the term red team has been around, there is still much debate on what a true definition is and what constitutes a red team with regard to cybersecurity.”

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Twitter: @HackingDave

David Kennedy is the founder of two organizations: TrustedSec and Binary Defense Systems (BD). David is an avid gamer, a father of three, and passionate about coding, hacking, and red teaming. David previously was a chief security officer (CSO) for a Fortune 1000 company with offices in more than 77 countries. Considered a forward thinker in the security field, he is a keynote speaker at some of the nation’s largest conferences and a guest on several national news organizations. He also worked on cyber warfare for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and on forensics for the intelligence community, including two tours in Iraq.

How did you get your start on a red team?

Even though the term red team has been around, there is still much debate on what a true definition is and what constitutes a red team with regard to cybersecurity. Red teams outside of the industry would be defined more as a way to challenge current rationale and thought and to provide alternative contexts and forward-thinking ideas. I remember the term red teaming in the intelligence community when I was working for the U.S. Marine Corps; it was used as an early form of challenging current mission strategies and ...

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