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Computer Hacker.
Life Hacker.
Growth Hacker.

I Help Technology and Security Founders and Freelancers Grow Revenues and Profits.

L. Taylor Banks (dr.kaos) CISSP VCP VCI

“Taylor is one of the rare Technologists with both a broad and deep understanding of all things IT. He is a consummate professional and is focused on delivering results above and beyond what is asked of him. Taylor gets my strongest recommendation.”

Mark Wolfgang
President and CEO
Shorebreak Security

“I’ve come to know Taylor as a peerless advocate, champion, educator and practitioner of the best practices in information security and cloud technology.”

Ken Janoski
Managing Partner
Guidance Ventures

“Taylor was brought in to to do security triage. An indispensable member of the team, Taylor's deep knowledge exceeded all our current team members and Taylor was drafted into overall solution architecture.”

B.H.
Chief Architect, IT Security
NASA

“Taylor is one of those rare folks that can see big picture challenges in security, then relate that down to tactical, precise advice. His broad view of security challenges and practical hacking experience make Taylor’s opinion always one worth hearing.”

Eric Ahlm
Security Research Director
Gartner

“Taylor has been a long time supporter of the security community, taking a personal interest in the introduction of new blood into our field. Through his organizing of the DEF CON Group DC404 he as helped create a climate of security exploration. Definitely a motivated and knowledgeable guy!”

Jeff Moss, aka The Dark Tangent
Founder, DEF CON & Black Hat

“Taylor is a dynamic force in IT security, moving seamlessly from hands-on technical work to relationship management and team building. He is a gifted leader of people and possesses a brilliant analytical mind. He has my confidence and my thorough recommendation.”

Gavin Mead
Partner, KPMG Cyber

InfoSec Growth Hacking

Leverage my sui generis expertise in cyber, enterprise and online marketing to grow your security business with targeted campaigns that complement your sales processes and automate your inbound lead-generation.

Cyber Security Services

Since 1997, I've specialized in strategic security planning, tactical security research, operational threat mitigation and have provided experiential security and technology education to individuals, businesses and governments.

Are you awesome at security,
but awful at marketing?

You do you.

Meanwhile, I’ll help you plan, build and execute a kick-ass marketing strategy to exponentially grow your customer base.

Are you awesome at security, but awful at marketing?

You do you.

Meanwhile, I’ll help you plan, build and execute a kick-ass marketing strategy to exponentially grow your customer base.

Call me maybe?
Background

have been working in information technology since 1992, with the past 20 years focused on computer, network and information security and the most recent 5 focused on technology marketing.

I earned my CISSP certification (#33494) in 2002 and have provided training and consultation across the globe on Firewalls, Penetration Testing, Intrusion Detection, Incident Response, Enterprise Virtualization and Cloud Security. 

I have consulted for NOAA.gov and the United Nations, and have trained the US Air Force, Navy, Marines, FBI and NSA. I trained the US Marines MARCERT team in Applied Hacking & Countermeasures, after which they went on to compete and place in one of the world’s most revered hacking challenges, DEF CON’s annual Capture The Flag competition.

Affiliations

I am a supporter of the ATP, the EFF, ISSA and ISACA, and served on the Board of Directors for the GA ISSA chapter.

I started and organized the DC404 group from 2003 through 2013, and founded kaos.theory security research (creators of Anonym.OS). 

In 2011, I launched ACE Hackware, which could best be described as a “hacker's toy store” (though we also provide bump keys, lock picks and ethical hackware to thousands of military, law enforcement, private security and retail consumers as well).

I have spoken, sponsored, volunteered and/or vended at DEF CON, Black Hat, ShmooCon, LayerOne, Innerz0ne, Outerz0ne, DerbyCon, SkyDogCon & Security BSides, and am available for speaking engagements on #security, #privacy and #technology. 


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