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David Thomas

Meet Dave Thomas - he's a dedicated Information Security professional with 10 years of experience. He is enrolled in the SANS Institute Cyber Security Engineering track with one year left before taking the GIAC Security Expert (GSE) capstone exam. Dave currently holds certifications in CISSP, PMP, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GASF, GCED, and GWAPT as an Information Security Solutions Architect II at a large systems integrator. He's looking forward to giving back by sharing all he has learned through teaching the technical and soft skills that will help aspiring security professionals reach their goals in information security.

What Dave brings to the table - besides 10 years in IT, he also spent 8 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Communications Officer. During this time he completed a Master's Degree in Information Technology. Dave also brings the patience and humor required to teach, as he is the father of two boys under the age of 4. He looks forward to finishing his second master's degree so he can spend more time with his kids, and beautiful wife. They enjoy investing in real estate properties, traveling, and eating Chicago-style deep dish pizza.

Dave feels SANS provides the perfect opportunity to come full circle in his GIAC studies, by learning all there is to know, gaining recognition in the industry, and giving back to others.