My Story (As of now...)

Damien Burks (he/him) is an accomplished Cloud DevSecOps expert and software developer based in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex. He is also the founder of the DevSec Blueprint, which is an organization (soon to be) created to manage Cloud Security and DevSecOps content development and creation. With an analytical mind and a talent for problem-solving, he is an established leader in Cloud Security and DevOps.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Damien maintains several and has contributed to several open-source projects such as Open Policy Agent (OPA) and Common Cloud Controls (CCC). As an AWS Community Builder, he also creates and publishes cloud security content such as articles, YouTube videos, and blog posts. In addition to community contributions, he has spoken at several conferences throughout his career, which include fwd:cloudsec, AWS re:Inforce, and FS-ISAC.

๐ŸŽ“ Excelling in his studies and professional training, Damien holds a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Technology from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). In addition, he has several licenses and certifications across multiple cloud service providers such as AWS and GCP. When not working, studying, or producing content, Damien is a mentor to BIPOC LGBTQ+ tech professionals within the tech industry.

๐ŸŽฎ His hobbies include playing video games, attending car meets, and spending time with his partner and their two cats.