David Colberg joined Palo Alto Networks as Senior Director, Government Affairs in September of 2016. In this position, he advises corporate leadership on a range of policy issues regarding cyber and national security and serves as the company’s primary interface with the United States Congress, as well as state and local governments.
Before coming to Palo Alto Networks, David spent over five years as Senior Director, Government Affairs at EMC Corporation, now part of Dell Technologies. In this role, he was responsible for global policy on cybersecurity, trade, privacy, and supply chain risk management. He also coordinated all policy functions for RSA, the Security Division of EMC, and continues to serve on the Policy and Government Committee for the RSA Conference.
Prior to entering the private sector, David served in the United States Navy as the Secretary of the Navy’s Liaison Officer to Congress and Aide to the Chief of Legislative Affairs. As a P-3 Naval Flight Officer, David participated in various overseas campaigns including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines, and Operation Unified Assistance following the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Amy, and two boys.