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David Holmes
4054 Cripple Creek Dr
Loveland, CO 80538
m: 425-922-1375
davidh@3blackdogs.com

SKILLS

Public Speaking
Analyst Relations
Public Relations
Video & Webinars
Bylines, Blogs,
Whitepapers

TOPICS

Cryptography
Denial of Service
Web Fraud
Security Architecture
Application Security

MEMBER

Toastmasters International
OWASP Member 2013

CONTRIBUTOR

IETF TLS Working Group
OpenSSL Library
Ssldump Diagnostic tool

TECHNOLOGY

Python, C++, x86 ASM
Django, CSS, MFC, GSSAPI
PostGres, MySQL
git, perforce, RCS
SSL/TLS, HTTP, TCP/IP

I evangelize network and application security solutions with a focus on cryptographic and denial-of-service attacks. My former experience as a security developer and analyst enables me to connect to all audiences from layman to ops to CISO.

EXPERIENCE

F5 Networks - Worldwide Security Evangelist
July 2012 - Present

As the face of F5 security, I’ve spoken at over 30 conferences, met with thousands of customers, recorded dozens of interviews, and written hundreds of bylines, whitepapers and blogs. “David Holmes has a knack for making technical information both interesting and relatable to the layman.”

F5 Networks - Principal Software Engineer - Security
April 2001 - July 2012

3 Patents pending for authentication systems, advanced traffic management, SSL and TLS cryptographic protocols and primitives and applications. Kernel and userland development in C/C++.

CyberSafe - Senior Software Engineer
August 1996 - April 2001: Startup

C++ clients and server development in Unix and Windows NT. Specialization in Kerberos, GSSAPI.

Dvorak Development - Executive Vice President, Engineering
1994 - April 1996: Startup

Client development for CompuServe, AOL and Prodigy. Managed team of 4 devs, 2 test. Over $1M/yr revenue in digital software sales.

Sophco - Support Engineer, Technical Writer
August 1996 - April 2001: Startup

Technical support engineer for a FoxPro clone. x86 assembly development. Wrote 900 page programming manual.

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder - Computer Science
1988 - 1993

Spent three years as an engineering physics major, then two as a computer science major. Left when I became VP of Dvorak Development, and never went back.