David DeWalt is a veteran CEO, advisor and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, he has helped to create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15 plus years as President and CEO of three major companies. This includes driving the most successful Cybersecurity IPO ever in 2013 and leading the largest all-cash deal in technology history in 2010. Today, he serves as the CEO and Founder of NightDragon Security, a dedicated Cybersecurity investment and advisor firm. In addition, he serves as a Managing Director in Allegis Cyber and Momentum Cyber as well as an investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, ForeScout, Claroty, iboss, Team8, DataTribe, Illusive Networks and Optiv. He has substantial expertise in the information technology security industry and with his strategic and operational experience. DeWalt was named one of the 25 most influential executives in high technology by the readers of the industry publication CRN. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum on the issue of cybersecurity and keynoted at several technology industry conferences, including Interop and Software 2008 and RSA.
It’s no secret: we’re seeing a transformational shift in technology. Today, global organizations are reliant on the internet, cloud and other key digital initiatives to drive business efficiencies. However, these same technologies have created new security challenges that network and endpoint solutions were not designed to solve.
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