David G Taylor, Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Network Security
Certified Information Systems Security Professional
Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist
David is a leader, innovator, and security subject matter expert. He is a team builder and a problem solver. David has an immense amount of knowledge of the security industry at a granular level but knows when to bring in other experts to solve the most complex security issues.
David is a decorated, 26-year United States Navy combat veteran and government security contractor trained in every facet of security, both cyber and physical.
He's currently a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the highest-level cyber-security credential available in the world, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Network Security.
David is also a Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist, with a long list of global anti-terror combat deployments. He was the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of General Stanley McCrystal’s Close Protection Team during his time as the Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan and Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Additionally, David was assigned to the Navy Security Detachment, Washington D.C. He was responsible for the security of all Highly-Classified Navy spaces in the Pentagon as well as the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) responsible for the protection of the Secretary of the Navy, Under Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the Department Navy Staff and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.
David is an expert security trainer as well and has trained everyone from American military personnel to indigenous peoples around the world. David has trained in sign language, through foreign-language interpreters and in non-permissive (war zones) environments.
A quote from our CEO: "I believe that leadership is the key to success. I also believe that you either succeed or you learn and you only fail when you stop trying. Wayne Gretzky once said "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." and the great late hockey coach Herb Brooks said "Great moments are born from great opportunity." This is why I believe that you need to take advantage of the opportunities you are given, but sometimes you need to create those opportunities."