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Doug Burks

  • Affiliation: Mandiant

Doug Burks has over 10 years experience in Information Security. He is one of the few people in the world to have passed the SANS GSE exam and also holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and the GCFA, GPEN, GCIA Gold, GCIH, GSEC, and CISSP certifications. Doug has worked in many organizations over the years, including government facilities, chemical plants, and the media industry. He excels at providing secure solutions for any environment using a budget of any size. He created and is the lead developer of Security Onion, a free Linux distribution for Intrusion Detection, Network Security Monitoring, and more. Doug is passionate about security and enjoys teaching and interacting with students. You can read more about Doug by visiting his blog at