David Holmes

Senior Analyst, Forrester

David Holmes is a researcher and strategist in Cybersecurity. Holmes has authored white papers on security topics on global cryptography trends and the modern DDoS threat spectrum. He has also written for industry magazines such as SCMagazine and the Network World. Holmes writes regularly about vulnerabilities, technical solutions and the security industry for SecurityWeek.com.

Holmes has 25 years of experience in security and product engineering. He majored in Computer Science and Engineering Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For public speaking, Holmes has a Competent Communicator award from Toastmasters International and other public speaking awards.

Specialties: Security Analysis, Presentation, White Papers, Bylines, AWS, Python, Ansible and PostgresQL. Development specialties include Secure Sockets (SSL), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Authentication and Authorization systems. Kerberos, GSSAPI, C, C++, Java, MFC, Perl, PHP, Apache, UNIX shell scripts, 0x86 assembly, network protocols, attacks and defenses, FIPS-140, RADIUS, LDAP