Meet Anthony Giandomenico: The man behind "Illumin808"

Experienced Information Security Executive, Evangelist, Entrepreneur and Mentor with over 20 years of experience. In his current position he is focused on delivering knowledge, tools and methodologies to properly demonstrate advanced threat concept and defense strategy using a practical approach to security.

He has presented, trained and mentored on various security concepts and strategies at many conferences, trade shows and media outlets including a weekly appearance on KHON2-TV morning news “Tech Buzz” segment and Technology News Bytes on OC16, providing monthly security advice.

Mr. Giandomenico founded and managed Secure DNA Inc. a global security consulting company focused on protecting critical infrastructures such as financial institutions, hospitals, and government agencies. As a consultant Anthony provided expertise in many areas including security program development, defensive strategies, incident response and forensics procedures, security assessments, penetration testing, and security operations.

Why the "Illumin808" blog?

I have always had an affinity to the Hawaii cybersecurity community since I moved there two decades ago. I founded and ran one of the state’s leading IT security consulting companies and have worked in various capacities to bring scalable efficient cybersecurity solutions to various organizations in the state. I have since moved to the Silicon Valley area which I believe helped widen my perspective at the same time, validate concepts that I have formulated while practicing cybersecurity in Hawaii. To those who have spent time in Hawaii, we instantly recognize 808 as the state’s area code, hence, the 808 in Illumin808. The other part, and what I think is the core objective of this blog site is to illuminate as the name suggests.

I hope that this website will encourage and facilitate information sharing among our community of peers who are tactically and strategically involved in building the cyber security infrastructure of our economy. Since I have built my practice in Hawaii and am now gleaning a different perspective, the flow of my thoughts naturally begin from what I have seen during my years of practice in the islands.


I encourage my former colleagues in Hawaii to chime in and share your thoughts and opinions, I also invite input from the global cybersecurity community. In the end, this site aims to incrementally make cybersecurity less like the wild wild west and more like a consortium of well-informed professionals working toward making information systems more secure by leveraging shared experiences and new threat intelligence.