Dave Summitt

Dave is the Chief Information Security Officer at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. His passion for technology and cyber security continues through his 35 years of experience in information technology. Dave’s experience crosses federal and private sectors. A 21 year federal career with the Department of Defense preceded his entry into Healthcare security, in which he has been actively engaged in for the past 10 years. Dave earned his undergraduate degree in Information Systems Management from the University of South Florida and his Masters in Information Security with a Digital Forensics concentration from Norwich University.  He is as a fellow with the Institute of Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) a national cyber security think tank, a member on the Forbes Technology Council and serves as an adviser to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. For the past two years, Dave has been identified as one of the “Hospital and Health System CISOs to know” by Becker’s Hospital review.  Awards include 2017 ISE Southeast Executive of the Year finalist, 2017 ISE Southeast People’s Choice award and 2019 ISE Southeast Executive of the Year nominee. More recently, he has had the honor of providing congressional testimony over the security implications to healthcare operations with phone spoofing and robocalls.

Dave speaks at various Cyber Security events throughout the country on topics ranging from building security teams and cyber awareness to roles and responsibilities of CISOs as well as providing recommendations and insights into cyber threats and incident response.


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