Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

Dave Odom

  • Chief Information Security Officer, Naval Nuclear Laboratory

Dave Odom is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Naval Nuclear Laboratory operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion where he is responsible for the executive management and oversight of the cybersecurity program.

Dave spent 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a Cryptologist/Information Warfare Officer. While on active duty, he served at the National Security Agency and was recognized as one of the Department of Defense experts in the tactics of Computer Network Operations.  He holds both undergraduate and master’s degrees in Computer Science from Norfolk State University and the Naval Postgraduate School respectively, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  Throughout his professional career, Dave has been involved in several freelance projects including: technical editor for the 1st edition of the book “Gray Hat Hacking”, security analyst for the IRS, and technical curriculum developer for various cybersecurity courses of instruction.  

In an effort to improve the representation of minorities within the cybersecurity workforce, he developed and facilitated the 2018 Cybersecurity Boot Camp, designed to educate youth from underserved populations in the greater Pittsburgh area.  Dave also serves as a Councilman for Plum Borough and is the Trustee Chairman for Mount Carmel Baptist Church.  He is a member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.