- Human Defense Platform
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 helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15 plus years as President and CEO of three major companies. That includes driving the most successful Cybersecurity IPO of the time 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, Claroty, Cybereason, Team8, DataTribe, iboss, Illusive Networks, Optiv, & Onapsis. He has substantial expertise in the information technology security industry and with his strategic and operational experience.
Mr. 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 cyber security and keynoted at several technology industry conferences including Interop and Software 2008 and RSA.