Skill Building: CTFs & Computer Fundamentals – Derek Rook – PSW #719

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Derek Rook
Senior Director Purple Team/Teradata, SANS Certified Instructor at Teradata/SANS

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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