Alan J. White is the Vice President of Cyber Network Defence within Cyber Advisory Services at DarkMatter. In this role, he is responsible for various cyber defence services including technical testing and red teams, threat hunting, malware analysis, digital forensics and incident response.
Over the past 14 years, Alan has worked in a range of leading cyber security leadership roles — including Fortune 100 companies — in the field of cyber security solutions. He is a highly successful leader providing thought leadership and trusted advisory input to c-level and military leadership around the globe. Alan is a retired Lieutenant Colonel having spent 25 years in the US Army as a Signal and Cyber Officer. There he led the development of computer emergency response teams. He built and led Red, Blue, White and Gold Teams through Cyber Range training events, which included some of the military’s first strategy and tactical procedures in cyber response.
He is a well-known international speaker, and is published in many online articles and contributions. Before joining DarkMatter, Alan was the General Manager of Dell SecureWorks Asia HQ in Tokyo, Japan, responsible for expanding the cyber security market, and for all strategic and operational business delivery. In his last global role he built and led Tokyo and UK Security Operation Centres SOCs, providing continuous cyber threat monitoring services. Prior to joining Dell SecureWorks, Alan led a professional services organisation in North America that focused on a range of cyber security services including Technical Testing, Governance Risk and Compliance, Incident Response and Digital Forensics, Industrial Controls, and Residency Services.
Alan is a bestselling cyber defence author of the Blue Team Field Manual (BTFM). He maintains several security certifications including: CISSP, CISA, GCIH, CCE, CEH, ECSA, CNDA and previously GCIA and QSA. Alan earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Computer Systems from University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island.