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Omar Santos

Cyber Security, Technology, Science, Math, and Tech Stuff


About Omar
Omar Santos is an author, speaker, trainer, and active member of the security community, where he leads many industry-wide initiatives and standard technical committees. His active role helps businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants that are dedicated to increasing the security of critical infrastructure.
Omar Santos is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) security, cybersecurity research, incident response, and vulnerability disclosure. He is a board member of the OASIS Open standards organization and the founder of OpenEoX. Omar's collaborative efforts extend to numerous organizations, including the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) and the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI). Omar is the co-chair of the FIRST PSIRT Special Interest Group (SIG). Omar is the lead of the DEF CON Red Team Village and the chair of the Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF) technical committee.
Omar is the author of over 25 books, 21 video courses, and over 50 academic research papers. Omar is a renowned expert in ethical hacking, vulnerability research, incident response, and AI security. He employs his deep understanding of these disciplines to help organizations stay ahead of emerging threats. His dedication to cybersecurity has made a significant impact on technology standards, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, and other entities striving to improve their cybersecurity programs. Prior to Cisco, Omar served in the United States Marines focusing on the deployment, testing, and maintenance of Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) systems.

Omar's PGP Key: 0x8e19a9d13af27edc (and Keybase info)

Current Projects

Check out Omar's current projects in the cybersecurity industry. 

Books and Publications

Omar is the author of over 20 publications related to cybersecurity.

Video Courses

A series of video courses by Omar that help you get up and running with your cybersecurity career.

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