David Aucsmith

David Aucsmith

Chief Scientist

David Aucsmith is a senior computer scientist and technology leader with over 35 years of computer and communications security experience. He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, security architecture, random number generation, cryptography and cryptographic systems, steganography and network intrusion detection. Aucsmith is a former officer in the U.S. Navy and has written extensively on cybercrime, cyber espionage and cyber warfare. He has been a representative to numerous organizations including the technical advisory boards of both the National Security Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office. He is co-chairman of the FBI’s Information Technology Study Group and a member of the President’s Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology. Aucsmith was U.S. industry representative to the G8 Committee on Organized, Transnational, and Technological Crime during the Clinton administration. He holds 33 patents for digital security and holds a BS degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia and MS degrees in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School and information and computer sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology respectively. He currently lectures at the Naval Postgraduate School and the USAF Air Command and Staff College.