Dave Monnier is a Security Evangelist and Fellow at Team Cymru, a specialized Internet security research firm based in Lake Mary, Florida. Team Cymru specializes in understanding the economic aspects of online crime and Dave excels at describing the complex nature of the underground economy to both executives and technologists alike. Understanding that real-world security involves both technology and business considerations, Dave helps organizations to fully consider their security and policy decisions in real-world terms. Dave has traveled the world presenting security ideas and solving organizations hardest problems.
With over 15 years of experience in a wide-range of technologies, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to every situation. Dave began his career performing UNIX and Linux administration in academic and high performance computing environments where he helped build some of the most powerful computational systems of their day.
subsequent to systems administration Dave moved into Internet security, having served as a Lead Security Engineer for a Big ten University and later helped to launch the Research and Education Networking ISAC, part of the formal U.S. ISAC community. Dave joined Team Cymru in 2007 where he has served as their Senior Engineer and later as a Security
Evangelist. In 2010, Dave was granted the title of Team Cymru Fellow, a highest honor of Team Cymru.