William Young joined Sourcefire in February of 2003 as a Senior Security Architect. William is responsible for driving comprehensive, real-time network security solutions for Sourcefire’s clients. A 15 year veteran in the information security industry, William brings a broad perspective to developing unique defense in depth solutions, and is the first industry Sourcefire Certified Expert.
Prior to joining Sourcefire, William was a Senior Architect for Exodus Communications, where he built, managed, and oversaw security operations for clients in financial, health-care, and development companies, as well as consulting on a number of security product designs. As a researcher, William has specialized in network monitoring, IDS, and policy enforcement technologies. William has operated his own consultancy, providing guidance and training on secure network architecture, vulnerability awareness, and policy compliance. As a Security Consultant for Arca Systems, William developed secure business practices in ‘white-hat’ hacking, secure product development, and worked with multiple government agencies including the US Air Force, Rome Laboratory, the US Navy, IRS, NSA, and the White House.