We will be talking with David Thomason this week, who is the Founder and President of Thomason Technologies, a cyber security company located in San Antonio, TX and since 2007, has been providing solutions for both traditional as well as SCADA (industrial control) networks.
Historically, security products have been viewed as difficult to use and expensive hindrances to workplace productivity. Management cringed at the thought of security products slowing their networks to a crawl and bogging down the flow of information. These limitations are no longer true, as you will learn from David this week.
Prior to founding Thomason Tech, David, was the Senior Director of Security Engineering at Sourcefire, leading a team of over 25 security engineers and consultants. David started his career in computer security in 1986, working in the United States Air Force, serving Electronic Security Command, the Air Intelligence Agency, the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC) and the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT).
While working as an incident response team lead for the AFCERT, David was the first person to have three hackers apprehended in separate security incidents. Since then, David has provided security services including security deployments, incident response, risk assessments, penetration tests, and vulnerability assessments for well over 100 companies.