Dave Kennedy


Mr. David Kennedy Founder and CEO, TrustedSec and Binary Defense

Prior to starting TrustedSec, David was the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Diebold Incorporated, a Fortune 1000 company, with locations in over 80 countries. He developed a global security program that tackled all aspects of information security and risk management. Kennedy started his professional career as a member of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and was deployed to Iraq twice for intelligence related missions.

Founding developer of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), the industry leading standard on how penetration assessments are to be executed. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) adopted the PTES as their standard.

Co-Founder of DerbyCon

ISC2 Board of Directors

David has had numerous guest appearances on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg, BBC, The Katie Couric Show, and other high-profile media outlets. In addition, his tools have been featured on a number of TV shows and movies. David has assisted in some of the content for the widely popular Mr. Robot TV show, and advises on other news organizations and TV shows, including the History Channel.

Co-Host of the TrustedSec Podcast and the Social Engineer Podcast.