In his role as Director of Cybersecurity Strategy for Palo Alto Networks, Davis is responsible for building and sharing the company’s strategy for thought leading cybersecurity initiatives and delivering valuable information, insights and instructional tools for the industry on all things related to cyber threats and today’s security landscape.
Prior to joining the Palo Alto Networks team in 2015, Davis Hake was a leader in U.S. government cybersecurity. He served on the National Security Staff in the White House, at senior levels in the Department of Homeland Security, and as a policy expert for Members of Congress.
At the White House, Davis coordinated response efforts for cybersecurity incidents across .Gov and developed strategies for strengthening federal networks’ resilience. He also served as the principal advisor for the Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, where he managed a multitude of federal program, industry partnership, and strategic communications efforts critical to our national security.
Before joining the Administration, Davis was a leader in cybersecurity issues on Capitol Hill. Working for Congressman James Langevin from Rhode Island, he ran the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus to better educate policy makers about issues such as; public-private partnerships, cyber defense, and digital privacy. Davis also drafted some of the first comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, for which he received a Federal 100 Award for leadership in the IT community.
He is a graduate of the University of California – Davis, where he studied international relations and economics, and he received a Masters in strategic security studies from the National Defense University.