Josh Davis

Joshua Davis
Senior Research Scientist
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Areas of Expertise: 
open source and cybersecurity methods, models and technologies
“Cybersecurity is a critical challenge for the Internet of Things (IoT), which must be effectively addressed at all levels, in every sector of the economy and society. IoT cybersecurity has rapidly become one of the top national strategic priorities. All avenues must be thoroughly explored, especially those including solutions centered on open source methods and technologies.”

Joshua L. Davis is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Innovative Computing Division, in the Information and Communications Laboratory (ICL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Mr. Davis has extensive experience in Department of Defense distributed test & evaluation and is the co-founder of the Military Open Source Software (Mil-OSS) community. Mil-OSS is a grass-roots organization that connects and empowers an active community of both civilian and military developers using, improving, and releasing Open Source Software (OSS) and hardware across the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Mr. Davis is also the co-founder of Hungry Hungry Hackers (H3), which is an applied research security community established by the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), Georgia Tech's Chapter of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and GTRI. He was the Principal Investigator of the five-year Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) program at GTRI's Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL).  HOST’s mission is to investigate open source and open cyber security methods, models and technologies, and identify viable and sustainable approaches that support national cyber security objectives. Implementation of the HOST program is conducted through a collaborative relationship between the Department of Homeland Security and the Open Technology Research Consortium (OTRC).  Mr. Davis holds an MBA from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Computer Science from Southern Polytechnic State University.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH).