David Fairburn Bio

Dave Fairburn is a seasoned cyber expert with more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing programmatic security solutions. Dave is nationally known as the architect and author of the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP is the first ever US government-wide process for the implementation of FISMA. To date, the program has delivered a consistent security process while saving the government nearly $100 million. He also designed the Continuous Monitoring Program for FedRAMP which has been leveraged, in part, by the Department of Energy.

He routinely is asked to provide Subject Matter Expertise to multiple federal and commercial entities in the field of Cloud Computing, IT Security, Information Assurance, and Program Management. He is a strong advocate for continuous monitoring and establishing a risk management framework that can be utilized to manage risk in a “real world” environment. He currently maintains his certifications as CISSP and PMP. He also has his Master’s Degree in Cyber Security.

Please visit David’s website for additional information on cyber security.


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