David Allen

David Allen

CISO at Georgia Technology Authority

David Allen leads GTA’s Office of Information Security, which unifies information security responsibilities for the state’s IT enterprise, the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services (GETS) program, and GTA.


In 2020, David received the State Scoop 50 State Cybersecurity Leader of the Year Award and the Georgia Technology Authority Leadership Award.


David holds a Master of Project Management from DeVry University and is a 1995 graduate of North Georgia College. He earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2019. In addition, David holds key management and cybersecurity certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).


David has held numerous IT positions over his 20+ year career at companies, such as BellSouth Telecommunications, Accenture, and Wayne Farms LLC.

Prior to joining GTA in 2019, COL(R) Allen served as the Chief Information Officer/G6 for the Georgia Army National Guard.

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