David Neuman, Senior Director of Information Security Operations at Rackspace is responsible for global information security operations, strategy, architecture and engineering services. David oversees and coordinates security initiatives, working with executives, leaders and staff from human resources, global enterprise technology and every team in between.
Prior to joining Rackspace, David was an Executive Director and COO for Ernst and Young’s Americas Cyber Security Practice. He operationalized four sub-competencies and developed five-year growth plans to meet $500 million in revenue goals. David also led the restructuring of information security services and over 200 security practitioners for all US regions to meet pipeline and sales ambitions.
David served in the United States Air Force for 28 years where his leadership transformed the way the Department of Defense integrated information technology into military operations. He has authored papers on cyber defense coordination and attack countermeasures, a three-year Air Force plan for building a resilient and defensible information enterprise, and an operational plan for protection of the Air Force’s global mobility mission.
His experience also includes information technology operations in Europe, the Pacific and Southwest Asia. David holds an M.A. degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from Naval War College, an M.S. degree in Security
Administration from Bellevue University, and a B.S. degree in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland University College. His is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.