Dave Kennedy is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Diebold Incorporated and has a team dedicated in protecting Diebold’s infrastructure across 77 countries. Kennedy’s team consists of Information security, loss prevention, customer compliance, electronic discovery, and physical security; globally.
Kennedy is a co-author of the book “Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide,” the creator of the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET), and the creator of Fast-Track. Kennedy has presented on a number of occasions at Blackhat, Defcon, ShmooCon, BSIDES, Infosec World, Notacon, AIDE, Hashdays, ISACA, ISSA, Infragard, Infosec Summit, and a number of other security-related conferences. Kennedy has been interviewed by several news organizations including BBC World News and Fox. Kennedy is on the Back|Track and Exploit-DB development team and co-host of the Social-Engineer.org podcast.
He is one of the co-authors of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES); a framework designed to fix the penetration testing industry. Kennedy is the creator of DerbyCon, a large-scale security conference located in Louisville Kentucky. Prior to Diebold, Kennedy was a VP of Consulting and Partner of a mid-size information security consulting company running the security consulting practice. Prior to the private sector, Kennedy worked for the three letter agencies and deployed to Iraq twice for intelligence related missions.