Personally: My name is Kevin Blanchard. I was born and raised in the Washington DC metro area but also spent a lot of time in NYC and Boston as well as other parts of the North East growing up and in my early 20’s. I attended college at GMU double majoring in Computer Science and Molecular Biology. I moved to Austin, TX in 2004 and then moved to Silicon Valley in 2010 where I currently reside.
Professionally: I have been working professionally in the information security realm since the late 90’s. I am CISSP certified and a professional member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) to name a few. I was doing cleared work in the Washington, DC area as an engineer primarily doing computer system, network and web application security, PKI/PKE engineering and infosec R&D.While working in DC, I had the opportunity to do some really cool projects for many government agencies and acquired skills and experiences I could never have gotten working outside of DC. My career in the government sector ended in late 2004 when I moved to Austin, TX. Since then my focus has been on corporate security engineering, security architecture, and web application security.
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
2005 DARPA Grand Challenge Team, Austin Robot Technology, Vision and Control Systems Engineer
FIRST Robotics Engineering Mentor for Herndon High School team 116, 2003-2004 season
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Have the internet? You’re in luck!