Executive Committee

Bruce J. Bakis (The MITRE Corporation)

Bruce J. Bakis is a Principal Cyber Security Engineer with The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization in the United States chartered to work in the public interest. Bakis serves on the Steering Committee of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, a cross-sector cyber threat information sharing consortium based in New England. He also serves on the Cyber Security Council at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to help identify advanced educational needs for cyber security. Bakis received his BS in Mathematics and MS in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

David Balenson (SRI International)

David Balenson is a Senior Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International. Balenson works to drive R&D organizations and efforts to develop innovative solutions to challenging cybersecurity needs, and provides primary support for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD). His roles for CSD include technical support, subject matter expertise, and project management for programs including the Cyber Physical System Security (CPSSEC) program, the Automotive Cybersecurity Industry Consortium (ACIC), and the Transition to Practice (TTP) program. Balenson was the co-PI for the NSF-funded Cybersecurity Experimentation of the Future (CEF) project, a community-based effort to study current and expected cybersecurity experimentation infrastructure and to produce a strategic plan and roadmap for developing infrastructure that supports tomorrow’s research. Prior to his work at SRI, Balenson was a member of the Senior Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), where he was the CONOPS lead for JHU/APL’s DARPA-funded National Cyber Range (NCR) Phase II Prototype effort. Balenson has also served as Division Manager for SPARTA’s Security Research Division, which conducted fundamental and applied R&D for DARPA, DHS S&T, and other government customers; and as a Director at McAfee Research, where he helped direct advanced cyber security research, business development, marketing, and technology transfer activities for a leading cybersecurity company. Balenson has worked as an Associate Professorial Lecturer at The George Washington University, teaching graduate-level courses on cryptography, network security, and advanced computer security research topics. Balenson hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Matt Bishop (University of California, Davis)

Matt Bishop received his PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University, where he specialized in computer security. He was a research scientist at the Research Institute of Advanced Computer Science and was on the faculty at Dartmouth College before joining the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. Bishop’s main research area is the analysis of vulnerabilities in computer systems, including modeling them, building tools to detect vulnerabilities, and ameliorating or eliminating them. This includes detecting and handling all types of malicious logic. He is active in the areas of network security, the study of denial of service attacks and defenses, policy modeling, software assurance testing, and formal modeling of access control. Bishop is interested in electronic voting, was a member of the RABA study for Maryland, as well as one of the two principle investigators of the California Top-to-Bottom Review, which performed a technical review of all electronic voting systems certified in the State of California. Bishop is active in information assurance education. His textbook, “Computer Security: Art and Science,” was published in December 2002 by Addison-Wesley Professional. He teaches introductory programming, software engineering, operating systems, and (of course) computer security.

Diana L. Burley (The George Washington University)

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D., is executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and full professor of human & organizational learning at The George Washington University (GW). Named one of SC Magazine’s Eight Women in IT Security to Watch in 2017 and the 2017 SC Magazine ReBoot awardee for educational leadership in IT security, Dr. Burley is a global cybersecurity expert who regularly advises enterprises on strengthening their cybersecurity posture, managing cybersecurity risk, assessing human factors in the threat environment, and developing a robust cybersecurity workforce. She has testified before Congress and in 2018 the global task force she led on behalf of the world’s leading computing societies published the first set of global cybersecurity curricular guidelines for post-secondary academic institutions. These guidelines, endorsed by the ACM, IEEE, AIS, and IFIP, form the foundation for the first cybersecurity degree accreditation program offered by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). She is a member of the US National Academies Board on Human-Systems Integration. Prior to GW, Dr. Burley led the CyberCorps program and managed a multi-million-dollar computer science education and research portfolio for the US National Science Foundation. Dr. Burley has written nearly 80 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change; including her 2014 co-authored book “Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines.” She has secured approximately $7 million in sponsored research support. Her honors include: 2016 Woman of Influence-Public Sector/Academia by the Executive Women’s Forum in Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy; the 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year; and a 2014 Top Ten Influencer in information security careers. She is the sole recipient of both educator of the year and government leader of the year awards from the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, has been honored by the U.S. Federal CIO Council for her work on developing the federal cyber security workforce, and served two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science. She holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; M.S. in Public Management and Policy, M.S. in Organization Science, and Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.

Richard M. “Dickie” George (Johns Hopkins University)

Richard M. “Dickie” George is the Senior Advisor for Cyber Security at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. At the Lab, he works on a number of projects sponsored by the U.S. Government and provides oversight on additional efforts. Prior to joining APL, he worked at the National Security Agency as a mathematician from 1970 until his retirement in 2011. While at the NSA, George wrote more than 125 peer-reviewed technical papers on cryptomathematical subjects, ranging from new mathematical methods for attacking cryptographic algorithms, to security evaluations of complex systems. While there, his work was recognized by the Cryptomath Institute as the most important mathematical contribution to the Agency’s mission in 1980, by two Presidential Rank awards, a Superior Technical Award,and a Distinguished Senior Technical Achievement Award. George was also was elected to Distinguished Member status into both the Kryptos (Cryptanalytic Society) and the CMI (Cryptomath Society). He served as the Technical Director of the Information Assurance Directorate for eight years until his retirement.

Martin N. Wybourne (Dartmouth College)

Martin Wybourne is the Senior Vice Provost of Dartmouth College, as well as the Francis and Mildred Sears Professor of Physics. Wybourne joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1997 following 10 years at the University of Oregon. Before moving to Oregon he led the Phonon Physics Research Team in the Long Range Research Laboratory, General Electric Corporation Research Laboratories, London. Trained as a condensed matter physicist, he carries out interdisciplinary research focused on the electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of nano-scale systems that range from semiconductor devices to nanoparticles organized on biological molecules. Wybourne has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and holds nine patents. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, L’Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and has chaired a number of premier international physics conferences. In 1998 he was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and in 2007 was awarded a Doctor of Science degree by the University of Nottingham. At Dartmouth, Martin has served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences. Wybourne holds both a bachelor’s degree and a PhD in Physics from the University of Nottingham. Professor Wybourne is chair emeritus of the I3P.

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