David Jordan is the Vice President of Cyber Services and Smart Cities at Mission Secure where he assists clients with cybersecurity assessments and designing optimal cyber defenses for their operations. He recently held the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Arlington County, Virginia. As the CISO, David was responsible for information security strategy, policy and cyber incident emergency operations for the county.
Prior to this role, David was an Independent Product Integrity Consultant to the Board of Directors of Latatel de America, MCI, SPRINT, and TeleGlobe Canada. Previously, David worked in MCI’s headquarters as the Senior Manager in the Systems Integrity Technical Security Engineering division. During his time with MCI, David founded the company’s Systems Integrity Division and represented MCI’s Technical Security Strategy to the industry. He was also one of the principal craftsmen of MCI’s anti-fraud and network security framework and served as the company’s U.S. State Department delegate to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
During his career, David was also instrumental in the development of Arlington County’s first SMS (Short Message Service) Alert System and was a founding member of the National Capital Region Council of Governments CISO committee. He has been recognized with a number of awards including the Homeland Security Journal’s “Leadership Award” in 2006 and ComputerWorld’s “100 Premier IT Leaders” in 2004. He was a repeat winner of MCI’s “Excellence in Service” award, the company’s highest recognition. He holds seven telecommunications patents to prevent telecom fraud. Dave is a partner and advisor on the George Mason - National Science Foundation "Cybersecurity City and County Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration" project working to further and enhance local government cybersecurity capacity and governance.