Don Davidson

Don Davidson

Director, Cyber-SCRM Programs

Synopsys

Don Davidson is Director, Cyber-SCRM Programs at Synopsys, where he is assisting in the stand-up of a new Chief Security Office (CSO) in the Office of the President. He is focused on hardware assurance (HwA) and software assurance (SwA) to enable trusted technology components and capabilities. He retired from the US Department of Defense (DoD) in Jan 2019 with over 44 years of Federal Service. He previously served as Deputy Director for Cybersecurity (CS) Implementation & CS/Acquisition Integration, Chief, CS Lifecycle Risk Management / Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) and Chief, CS/SCRM Outreach, Science & Standards in the Office of the Deputy DoD Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity (DCIO-CS), where he led / co-chaired Cyber-Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) efforts in international, public/private, interagency & DoD. He served 11 years active duty military in the US Army Field Artillery. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from USMA at West Point NY and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy (and Information Resource Management) from the National War College at National Defense University.