David has held a variety of roles in different global companies at CISO level and other very senior roles in Cyber-Security for over 16 years, most recently at Naoris as Founder & CEO, CISO at OCS Group, London City Airport, AT&T, Electronic-Arts, CryptoHeroes, and others.
In his most recent assignment, David is currently the Group Chief Information Security Officer of OCS Group, he leads a large global cyber-security transformation for an environment with more the 100K employees globally, with critical infrastructure customers and nation-state customers. He has led various Cyber-transformations, including one enabling the sale of a UK business for £3billion. He is also involved in the strategy around Blockchain-based technologies, machine-learning, deep-learning and disruptive innovation surrounding Offensive Cyber-Security and research on the Cyber field in regards to deep-web intelligence, zero-day defence and critical infrastructure defence.
David is very certified in his technical area having been a cyber-security researcher for most of his career. Holder of the CISSP accreditation, IFCI-500, Cyber-Forensics IFCI-CCI, CISMP to name a few. He has extensive knowledge of data protection, ISO 27001:2013, PCI-DSS, GDPR, and has completed successfully several academic courses such as Human-Machine Interaction Security (University of Maryland), Hardware Security (University of Maryland), Cryptography (University of Maryland, Information Security and Risk Management (University of Washington), Designing and Executing Information Security Strategies (University of Washington), and Computer and Telematics Engineering Masters (University of Aveiro).
David is very passionate about start-up projects and innovation – he has been on the board of several of these through the years mostly focused of Cyber and Blockchain-based Technology and as CISO (Chief Information Security Officer).
His interests are Innovation, cyber-security, travelling, exploring new cultures, theoretical physics, bio-engineering, palaeontology and good food.