David is a highly accomplished cybersecurity executive with over 17 years of experience in various roles across the industry, demonstrating a strong track record of strategic leadership, business development, and risk management. As a bilingual (Arabic) professional with a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in Labor Economics from the University of Akron, David has also attended the NTT sponsored Global Leadership Development Program at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Throughout David’s career, he has advised senior leaders and developed innovative solutions to complex business problems. He has held multiple roles at NTT and is currently assigned to NTT Inc. Security and Trust Office (STO). David is currently the STO Leader for International Public and Private Partnerships focused on threat information exchange with the US Government. He is also working with an internal project team to operationalize management of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) across NTT operating companies. He has also held roles leading the Americas Cybersecurity Consulting business for NTT Security as well as Global VP for Cyber Consulting for NTT Ltd.
David has an extensive history of working with C-suite executives and Boards, assessing the effectiveness of governance and cyber risk management strategies, and evaluating data privacy and regulatory risk. Their experience extends to international cybersecurity risk analysis for commercial and federal customers, as well as contributing to the defense of the global information grid for the US Government.
Beyond their professional accomplishments, David is dedicated to giving back to the community through volunteering, such as their work at Boulder Crest Retreat. David is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Washington, DC, based CyberGuild and is a Strategic Advisor to L!NK Talent, LLC, implementing cyber talent development programs focused on Neuroinclusion. He also hold numerous industry certifications, including Certified Forensic Computer Examiner, Customer Experience (CX) Professional, and CISSP.