David T. Gibson, EE ‘82, ICS ’85

Principal Engineer, IBM

David Gibson is a senior software developer at IBM Security Systems, currently serving as technical lead for the X-Force protocol analysis team. IBM X-Force Research and Development underpins the entire IBM security portfolio, providing a preemptive approach to Internet security by continually developing security content using deep packet inspection, while advising customers and the general public on how to respond to emerging and critical threats.  In 2013, David received an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for contributions in security efficacy.

Prior to IBM, David was a software engineer for many years at MasterCard International, developing communications software and line drivers allowing banking and financial institutions worldwide to connect to MasterCard's Banknet.  Gibson's software carried literally billions of credit card authorizations, as well as daily clearing and settlement transactions and chargeback images.  In 1996, David received the MasterCard President's Award as lead software developer in the global migration of Banknet to TCP/IP.

David has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.