Dave Weinstein is the chief technology officer (CTO) for the State of New Jersey, a newly-established cabinet post in the Administration of Governor Chris Christie. As CTO, Dave is responsible for the administration of the New Jersey Office of Information Technology.
Prior to this June 2016 appointment, Dave previously served as New Jersey’s chief information security officer and cybersecurity advisor with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Outside of Trenton, Dave was a senior civilian at the United States Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Maryland, as well as a cyber risk consultant with Deloitte and Touche.
Dave has been recognized by Forbes as a “top 20 cyber policy expert” and his analysis and commentary have been featured in numerous media and academic publications, including the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, CNN.com, the Boston Globe, and the Huffington Post. He is a Cybersecurity Initiative fellow with New America and an “Influencer” for the Christian Science Monitor’s security and privacy project. He is the author of the forthcoming chapter “Information Sharing at the State and Local Level,” published in Cyber Insecurity: Navigating the Perils of the Information Age (Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.).