About Sherri Davidoff

Sherri Davidoff is a noted cybersecurity expert, author, speaker and CEO of both LMG Security and BrightWise, Inc.  As a recognized expert in digital forensics and cybersecurity, Sherri has authored courses for Black Hat and the SANS Institute. She has provided cybersecurity training at many notable organizations, including the Department of Defense, the American Bar Association, FFIEC/FDIC, and many more. Sherri is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, where she teaches cybersecurity classes. She is a frequent contributor of education articles and webinars, and occasionally serves as a cybersecurity expert on television. Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Sherri the Author

As a leader in the network forensics field, Sherri is the co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012).  Described as, “a must-have work for anybody in information security, digital forensics, or involved with incident handling,” this book is not only a noted security text in the private sector, but also serves as a college textbook in several cybersecurity and cyber defense courses. Sherri’s new book, Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity, will be released in the fall of 2019. This book gives a glimpse into the high-octane world of data breach disclosure and response, while showing you how to protect your organization before and after a data breach.

Sherri’s Journey from Hacker to Security Consultant

Since her hacking days at MIT, where she was known as “Alien” and ran her first real-world social engineering and penetration tests, Sherri has been passionate about cybersecurity. You can read more about her experiences as a hacker turned security consultant in Jeremy N. Smith’s 2019 book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien”. This book explores a wide range of themes, from personal and professional risks to the light and dark sides of what it was like to be a female hacker at MIT in the 1990s. It features Sherri as the protagonist and explores today’s cybersecurity issues through her real-life experiences. Watch the Video: Sherri Davidoff shares what it is like to be a hacker & security consultant.


About LMG Security

LMG Security is a nationally recognized, full-service cybersecurity consulting firm that specializes in penetration testing, compliance, digital forensics, and training. LMG is a trusted advisor to many organizations because it focuses exclusively on consulting and training. It does not resell any products or services, ensuring independent and unbiased recommendations. LMGs expert consultants travel the world assisting government agencies, financial institutions, health care organizations, law firms, transportation and manufacturing companies, academia, and Fortune 500 companies.


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