Training, Leadership

Security Training, Evangelism, & Community Building, Part 1 – Danny Akacki – SCW #76

June 15, 2021

Join this segment with Danny Akacki to learn about educating both practitioners and executives on security topics of the day and helping to build community initiatives like trust groups and community groups like local DEF CON chapters. Visit for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

Security Training, Evangelism, & Community Building, Part 1


Danny Akacki

Danny Akacki - Security Advocate at Splunk


Who am I? I’m just a storyteller perpetually looking for a stage. I love nothing more than being able to attend conferences, give talks, write blogs, and find news ways to reach as many people as I can to educate about security. For me, there is no greater satisfaction than community building. I’ve been fortunate enough to spend my career in Defense, learning from some of the best in the business including teams at Mandiant, GE capital, & most recently as a Security Advocate with Splunk. I love what I do and the people I get to do it with.


Jeff Man

Jeff Man - #HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems


Cryptanalyst, infosec analyst, pioneering ex-NSA pen tester, PCI specialist and certified security curmudgeon. Currently a Sr. InfoSec Consultant for Online Business Systems.

Josh Marpet

Josh Marpet - Executive Director at RM-ISAO


Executive Director, RM-ISAO Co-founder, MJM Growth IANS Faculty Blockchain Patent Holder MISTI Instructor Entrepreneurship Curmudgeon Board Member BSidesDE Board Member BSidesDC Ex-cop and Fireman

Kat Valentine

Kat Valentine - Compliance Free Agent (Consultant) at Osmosis Security


Getting her start with phones and computers at the early age of 6, Kat decided to put fear of success and failure aside to start Osmosis Security, a boutique security firm that supported her vision of what the professional hacker community should be focused on. Kat had humble beginnings and started her career working technical support for a local dial-up ISP in 1998. Since then, Kat worked in many different roles, from network voice engineer, vulnerability researcher to auditor, and is responsible for the secure and compliant design of several well-known cloud providers, payment providers, security platforms and end user applications, including the first compliance automation platform.

Scott Lyons

Scott Lyons - CEO at Red Lion


CEO at Red Lion


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