L. Taylor Banks

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Hi, I'm Taylor Banks and I'm a Growth Hacker.

I spent over 20 years getting paid to hack into banks and government agencies and teaching hacking countermeasures to the Fortune 500 and the US Military. 

Now I help business owners hack their systems and processes to escalate their profits. 

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We'll plan and execute a kick-ass strategy to grow and secure your business.


Enroll in my experiential business, technology and security education spanning topics ranging from hacking your search presence to reverse engineering your sales processes.


Leverage my expertise in cybersecurity, enterprise sales and strategic technical marketing to grow your technology business with targeted campaigns that complement your sales processes and automate your inbound lead-generation.


I take select projects doing strategic security planning, tactical security research, and operational threat mitigation for individuals, businesses and governments.

An Indispensable Member of the Team

Taylor Banks was brought in to to do security triage... becoming an indispensable member of the team. Taylor's deep knowledge of [our configuration] exceeded all our current team members [and] Taylor was drafted into overall solution architecture.

Practical Security and Hacking Experience

Taylor Banks 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.

Creating a Climate of Security Exploration

Taylor Banks 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 has helped create a climate of security exploration. Definitely a motivated and knowledgeable guy!

Brennan Hay Chief Architect, IT Security, NASA
Eric Ahlm Security Research Director, Gartner
Jeff Moss Founder, DEF CON and Black Hat

About Taylor Banks


In the span of less than 4 months in mid-2013, my wife and I bought a 34' Class-A Motorhome, got rid of 80% of our belongings, sold our house in Atlanta, GA and hit the road to travel full-time around North America in our RV.

Taylor Banks's RV

Beth and Taylor Banks near Lone Ranger Canyon,  Alabama Hills, CA

We quickly realized we didn't want to be bloggers, vloggers, YouTube celebrities or Instagram influencers, but it hasn't stopped us from putting up an infrequently updated instagram profile that loosely chronicles our 6 ½ year (and counting) journey from Atlanta to the Florida Keys, by way of Alaska. What a long, strange trip it's been! We've learned a lot about our homeland and ourselves as we've traversed 120,000+ miles of this great continent, and we have no plans to stop anytime soon. ????


I have been working in information technology since 1992, focused on computer, network and information security since 1997. Since 2010, I've been using my background in tecnology and security to reverse engineer influence in order to rapidly grow technology businesses.

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

I have consulted for hundreds of SMBs and enterprise organizations, as well as the National Weather Service and the United Nations, and have trained the US Air Force, Navy and Marines, as well as the Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency.


I am a supporter of the ATP and the EFF, a member of the ISSA and ISACA, and I previously served on the Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta 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 founded ACE Hackware, which now serves over 30,000 military, law enforcement, private security and retail customers from 50+ countries on all 7 continents.

I have sponsored and spoken or volunteered at DEF CON, Black Hat, ShmooCon, LayerOne, Innerz0ne, Outerz0ne, Cloud Security Alliance, DerbyCon, SkyDogCon and Security BSides (Las Vegas and Atlanta).

I am available for speaking engagements on security, privacy, and technology.

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