David “Hoot” Gibson

David “Hoot” Gibson is professor emeritus of computer and cyber sciences at the United States Air Force Academy where he was professor and head of the department for 15 years. He served over 34 years in the United States Air Force working in electronic warfare, computer security, cyber operations, and computer science research and education. At the Air Force Academy, he established one of the nation’s first undergraduate cybersecurity degrees. He was a principal co-author of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Cybersecurity Curricular Guidelines (CSEC 2017) and guided the development of ABET’s cybersecurity program accreditation criteria for baccalaureate and associate level degree programs. Gibson has been an ABET volunteer for over 23 years and currently serves as 2023-24 chair of ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission.