David London

Managing Director, Cybersecurity

David London is a Managing Director at The Chertoff Group, where he helps companies address their most pressing cybersecurity risks.

David works with clients to strengthen cyber governance, drive control transparency and prioritize security investments. He assists operational personnel and senior decision-makers to effectively mitigate and communicate cyber risk. He has led high-profile cybersecurity engagements in energy, financial services, retail, health care, and technology sectors.

Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, David spent nine years at Booz Allen Hamilton where he led the design and development of some of the highest-profile cyber exercises in the world including NERC’s Grid Security Exercise Series. He also directed company-specific incident management engagements to exercise operational, tactical, and executive-level cyber readiness. In November 2022 David was appointed as a cybersecurity expert to the Advisory Board of NowNow, a digital baking system founded in Nigeria.

Engagement Highlights

  • Conducted application security lifecycle review for a major software provider, piloting NIST’s Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF) to assess coding practices and national security risks
  • Directed cybersecurity program resourcing and benchmarking assessment of one of the world’s largest online travel companies to baseline existing spend and optimize future security investments across portfolio companies
  • Led C-suite and board-level cyber exercises that stress-test enterprise response to a disruptive cyber event for major financial institutions, manufacturers, and other critical infrastructure

Expertise

  • Cybersecurity Maturity, Control Effectiveness, and Incident Management
  • Cyber Governance, Resource Prioritization, and Security Metrics
  • Software Development Lifecycle Security

Certifications

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Education

  • M.B.A., George Washington University
  • B.A., Emory University

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