Invited Speaker

David M. Winberg

Director, Special Programs, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Cybersecurity: Understanding Today’s Threats

Businesses, governments, academic institutions and even calibration and test entities all face pervasive cybersecurity threats. Mr. Winberg will discuss the scope and nature of the cybersecurity problem in the world today to include the cybersecurity technological history, current threats, vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies.

Dave Winberg joined the Space Dynamics Laboratory in April 2017. As Director of Special Programs, Dave is tasked with establishing SDL’s cybersecurity strategic plan, expanding core cybersecurity capabilities, and evaluating current and future technologies for development and incorporation into SDL’s operations. Dave also serves as a mentor and instructor in program management, systems engineering and satellite communications systems disciplines at SDL.

Prior to joining SDL, Dave enjoyed a 30-year career at the National Security Agency, during which he served as a Chinese linguist, satellite operator, systems engineer, program manager, and finally, the Utah Director for 11 years.

Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in History from USU in 1986, a graduate certificate in Telecommunications from George Washington University in 1999, and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Dave is also a 2001 graduate of the Advanced Program Managers Course from the Defense Systems Management College and is DAWIA Level Three-certified in Program Management.