Hi, I'm Taylor Banks, the creator of Fulltime Hacker.
I'm a hacker, teacher, mentor, and volunteer firefighter. I am an Atlanta native, the founder of ACE Hackware and the Atlanta Hacking group, DC404, and have been a speaker and staff member at events including DEFCON, Black Hat, B-Sides, ShmooCon, LayerOne, DerbyCon, NolaCon, and the Cloud Security Alliance, and a board member with the Georgia chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
Prior to starting ACE Hackware, I spent a huge part of my career hacking and teaching other people to hack.
Since 1997, I’ve been hired to hack into banks, government agencies, and Silicon Valley startups (legally), and I’ve trained cybersecurity engineers from Microsoft, Google, the DOD, FBI, NSA, Secret Service, US Marine Corps (and thousands of others) on firewalls, cryptography, intrusion detection and prevention, hacking, and hacking countermeasures.