Sherri Davidoff

Meet the Founder and CEO of LMG Security.

About Sherri Davidoff

Sherri Davidoff is the CEO of LMG Security and the author of three books, including “Ransomware and Cyber Extortion” and “Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity. As a recognized expert in cybersecurity, she has been called a “security badass” by the New York Times. Sherri is a regular instructor at the renowned Black Hat trainings and a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School. She is also the co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012), and has been featured as the protagonist in the book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien.” Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN) and received her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Sherri the Author

Ransomware and Cyber Extortion, released in November 2022, is the ultimate practical guide to surviving ransomware, exposure extortion, denial-of-service, and other forms of cyber extortion. Drawing heavily on their own unpublished case library, cybersecurity experts Sherri Davidoff, Matt Durrin, and Karen Sprenger guide you through responding faster, minimizing damage, investigating more effectively, expediting recovery, and preventing it from happening in the first place. Proven checklists help your security teams act swiftly and effectively together, throughout the entire lifecycle—whatever the attack and whatever the source.

In addition, Sherri’s bookData Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity, was released as an eBook in October 2019, with the hard copy released in November 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. Drawing from her own extensive field experience in data breaches and digital forensics, as well as that of the LMG Security team, Sherri analyzes major industry breaches and outlines the smart choices that can minimize the damage and dramatically speed recovery. This book offers everything from strategic guidance for the C-suite to hands-on response frameworks for IT professionals, ensuring that your organization is ready to face one of the biggest business threats of the 21st century – data breaches. For more information, read Sherri’s blog post on her book.

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 offers step-by-step directions and case studies to guide you through the analysis of network-based evidence.  It is a noted security text in the private sector, and also serves as a college textbook in many cybersecurity and cyber defense courses.

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 full-service cybersecurity firm, providing one stop shopping for a wide array of cybersecurity services. Whether you need virtual CISO or regulatory compliance consulting services, testing, solution integration, training or one of our many other services – our expert team has you covered. Our team of recognized cybersecurity experts have been covered on the Today Show and NBC News, as well as quoted in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and many other publications. In addition to online cybersecurity training, LMG Security provides world-class cybersecurity services to a diverse client base located around the United States and internationally.