Dave Herrald

Dave Herrald

Dave is a technical security professional with 20+ years of experience. Dave currently works as Principal Security Strategist for Splunk where he focuses on the Boss of the SOC (BOTS), engaging the security community, training technical teams around the globe, and working directly with Splunk customers. Dave has worked in various roles including strategic security consultant, penetration tester, security engineer, and chief information security officer. Dave holds many security certifications including GIAC Security Expert (GSE) #79.

Official Title:

Principal Security Strategist

What You Really Do:

I work on Boss of the SOC, I engage the security community, and I implement advanced security use cases


Security, Gamification, CTF, and Adversary Simulation

Favorite Quote:

There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.

— Daniel Webster

Favorite Movie:

The Shawshank Redemption

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