Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

    Dave is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, an information security consulting firm with broad expertise. He is also a Senior Instructor, Analyst, and Course Author for the SANS Institute and a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. In addition, Dave has served as Co-Chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group and founded the CSA Atlanta Chapter. Dave has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, network architecture, and engineering. He has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies.

    • Cloud Security
    • Virtualization and Container Security
    • Network Architecture and Security Monitoring
    • Security Operations
    • Event Log Management and Monitoring

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Former CSO for Configuresoft
    • Former CTO for the Center for Internet Security
    • Speaker at information security conferences such as RSA, DEF CON, and BSides
    • Author of Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments (2012)

    Certifications & Credentials

    • MBA – Georgia State University
    • BS, Computer Information Systems – Kennesaw State University
    • BS, Psychology & Microbiology – Georgia State University
    • CISSP – (ISC)2

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    In his free time, Dave enjoys running, camping, cooking and playing music (piano, guitar and DJing).