Dr. David Thaw


David Thaw is a Professor in the National Defense University’s College of Information and Cyberspace.  His academic work includes several areas of computing & information science, law, and public policy and administration.  Professor Thaw is an internationally-recognized expert on cybersecurity, blockchain, and related law and technology issues and has published extensively on these topics, advised U.S. and allied governments around the world on cybersecurity issues, and served on the advisory boards of several multi-national organizations.  He has given over a hundred invited presentations around the world and is the founding faculty director of the CyREN Laboratory.  In addition to his academic work, Dr. Thaw has over 20 years’ experience in the information technology industry, including serving on the advisory boards of several organizations, testifying as an expert witness on cybersecurity matters and co-inventing a general purpose blockchain.  He is a fellow of the Yale Information Society Project, the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center, and the University of Milan Information Society Law Center.  He received his Ph.D. and J.D. from UC Berkeley.