David Vaughn

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David Vaughn is a seasoned Information Security Executive with 20+ years of corporate security leadership and risk mitigation experience across a range of sectors. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for motivating high performing teams in driving information security, as well as for optimizing threat identification and mitigation, He has a verifiable history of contributing directly to company security success throughout his career. Professional focal points include information security leadership, team development, data analysis, enterprise mobility and network security infrastructure design and testing. Delivering superior administration on the latter areas of expertise requires utilization of effective communication skills, strategic planning skills, as well as technical acumen, data analysis, people management and resource management to support efficiency and maximum returns.

David is currently a DoD Civilian with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) working with the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability. Prior to his role with the DoD he was the Chief Security Advisor, for Threat Intelligence with Equinix. Under his leadership, he held accountability for the Cyber Threat Intelligence Global Practice. David also led a high impact team accountable for processing over 3.5 million Indicators of Compromise a day. David also liaised with senior leadership, security teams, and associated stakeholders to ensure the company’s Information Security support structure was driving the business forward with minimal expenditures.

Colleagues describe David as a progressive, driven, down-to-earth, information security and risk mitigation expert who can be relied on to offer superior solutions that deliver profitable results on time and under budget.

In addition to his civilian career, David has been serving in the US Army Reserves for 25 years. He is currently a Cyber Branch Qualified Chief Warrant Officer 4 currently assigned to the 75th Innovation Command. Prior to his assignment with the 75th Innovation Command, David was the first Cyber Branch Warrant Officer to serve at the Pentagon where he provided significant contributions to the formation of the Enterprise Cloud Management Agency. He is considered an expert in both offensive and defensive cyberwarfare.

David has served on the ISSA International Board of Directors for six consecutive years (2016-2022) and has been appointed a role as a Board Advisor upon the competition on his term.

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