L. Taylor Banks, CISSP

+1 (800) 988.4859

2566 Shallowford Road, Suite 104-333
Atlanta, Georgia 30345-1202

SUMMARY

Senior technical executive with an extensive background in all aspects of the computer networking and information security industries. Proven leadership, communication, negotiation, and analytical skills. Decisive, solutions-focused and results-oriented, with an emphasis on maximizing operating efficiencies and growing revenue and margins, for both start-ups and established enterprises. Over 10 years designing, implementing, managing, teaching and selling secure information systems operations to the public and private sector, from small businesses to Fortune 100.

EXPERIENCE

Mar 2002-Present

KnowThreat

Atlanta, GA

KnowThreat is the product of decades of collaborative experience providing network and information security architecture, design, research, development, implementation, consultation, and training to individuals, businesses and governments, large and small.

Owner

 

Sep 2006-Jun 2007

InfoWeapons, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

InfoWeapons' Solid Infrastructure Appliances provide governments, carriers, and large enterprise networks with superior infrastructure today, while ready for tomorrow with native 64-bit architecture and dual-stack design (IPv4 / IPv6). Durng my tenure at InfoWeapons, I was both Chief Security Architect and Director of Sales Engineering, providing core product security vision, sales engineering management, and product management oversight.

Chief Security Architect

 

Director of Sales Engineering

 

Oct 2004-Sep 2006

Caymas Systems, Inc.

Petaluma, CA

Caymas' award-winning Identity-Driven Access Gateways deliver universal access, Identity-Based Access control, integrated application security, federated policy enforcement, and radical price/performance for worldwide enterprise networks.

Southeast Systems Engineering Manager

 

Sr. Sales Systems Engineer

 

Jan 2003-Jun 2004

ReDvolution Technologies, LLC

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Combining the latest Internetwork and Information Security technologies with decades of experience, ReDvolution's team of multi-disciplinary security experts helped numerous organizations build and maintain secure, high-performance infrastructure.

President and Co-CEO

 

Director of Security Services

 

Aug 2002-Dec 2002

Vigilar, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

Vigilar is dedicated to the delivery of security solutions of exceptional quality, design and value that enable customers to mitigate and manage security risks that threaten their competitive advantage or market position.

Practice Manager, Information Assurance and Forensic Services

 

Jun 1999-Jul 2002

VeriSign, Inc., (formerly SecureIT)

Mountain View, CA

VeriSign Inc (NASDAQ: VRSN) operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world's voice and data networks.

Sr. Security Engineer

 

1998-1999

Sodexho Marriott Services

Atlanta, GA

Sodexho is the leading food and facilities management services company in North America.

Network and Internet Security Consultant

 

1997

SunTrust Equitable Securities

Atlanta, GA

SunTrust Equitable Securities, Inc. is the investment banking subsidiary of SunTrust Banks, Inc., the nation's ninth largest commercial banking organization. The industry focuses of SunTrust Equitable Securities include technology, health care, textiles and apparel, and agrifoods.

Senior Network Engineer / 1 Month Contract Engagement

 

1997

Gwinnett County Public Schools

Gwinnett County, GA

Gwinnett County Public Schools, located in the metro-Atlanta area, is the largest school system in Georgia. One of every five Gwinnett County residents is a GCPS student.

Senior Network Engineer / 3 Month Contract Engagement

 

1996-1997

Benedict College

Columbia, SC

Benedict College is committed to providing instruction which leads to the baccalaureate degrees in the arts, sciences and professional areas. Benedict College continues its historic emphasis on providing educational opportunities which will prepare African American students for full and complete participation in American society while seeking geographic, international and racial diversity in its student body.

Senior Network Engineer / 6 Month Contract Engagement

 

SKILLS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Professional recommendations at LinkedIn.
References available upon request.

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