David Aucsmith is a senior computer scientist and technology leader currently working as the Chief Scientist and Federal Practice Manager for DarkLight and as a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington. He is also an Affiliate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, security architecture, random number generation, cryptography and cryptographic systems, steganography and network intrusion detection.
Aucsmith is a former officer in the U.S. Navy and has written extensively on cybercrime, cyber espionage and cyber warfare. Representative to numerous international, government and academic organizations including the National Academy advisory board on Survivability and Lethality Analysis. He is co-chairman of the FBI’s Information Technology Study Group, a member of the President’s Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology and a member of the Department of Defense’s Global Information Grid Senior Industry Review Group. Aucsmith was also U.S. industry representative to the G8 Committee on Organized, Transnational, and Technological Crime where he participated directly in the G8 summits in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.
Aucsmith holds 34 patents for digital security and is a member of the advisory board for the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Aucsmith holds a BS degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia and MS degrees in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School and information and computer sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology respectively. Additionally, he has a Certificate in Fine Arts Photography from the University of Washington. He currently lectures at the Naval Postgraduate School and the USAF Air War College.