Derek Rook

Derek Rook

Teradata/SANS
Senior Director Purple Team/Teradata, SANS Certified Instructor

Derek is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience spanning IT, security, and senior leadership. He currently serves as Senior Director of Purple Team at Teradata, driving a holistic security posture by aligning offensive security with security engineering and operations. A passionate educator, he is constantly working on new community education and outreach projects, including an offensive security focused YouTube channel, a few CTFs, and a variety of community talks. Derek holds several security certifications and a NolaCon Black Badge.

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