Security Working Group

Leadership Team

The ATARC Security Leadership team provides direction, guidance, and support to the various groups of project team Leaders and members in the Security Working Group, The Leadership team exists for the purpose of helping the project teams achieve their goals, and coordinate between cross-cutting topics.

Victor Florido

Victor Florido

Government Chair

General Services Administration

Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson

Government Chair

Department of Homeland Security

Cris Brown

Cris Brown

Government Chair

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Maeva Ghonda

Maeva Ghonda

Advisor Chair

Quantum Institute

David Lang

David Lang

Government Vice Chair

Navy

Blockchain Project Team

This project team will look at the basis for blockchain security and how Blockchain technology is digitized, decentralized and tightly secure.

Steve Vilkas

Steve Vilkas

Advisor Chair

BlockRelations
Kenneth Garofalo

Kenneth Garofalo

Advisor Chair

BlockRelations

Identity Management Project Team

The group’s goal is to identify, understand, and provide strategic recommendations for challenges and barriers affecting the broader US Federal Community’s Identity Credential and Access Management (ICAM) deployments and offerings.  Then, in close alignment with government entities such as OMB for policy and NIST for guidance, the ATARC Identity Team aims to provide strategic recommendations to remove any identified barriers and accelerate adoption of ICAM best practices to increase efficiency and reduce cost using cutting-edge identity solutions.

Cheryl Jenkins

Cheryl Jenkins

Government Chair

General Services Administration

Brian Rosensteel

Brian Rosensteel

Industry Chair

Duo

Zero Trust Project Team

This Project Team will focus on Zero Trust and how we need to be thinking differently about security, risk, & governance. The topics covered will include the convergence of government policies and moving to a continuous compliance model. Members will also discuss the Importance of AI while using unsupervised machine learning to enhance the mission of your agency or organization.

Royce Allen

Royce Allen

Government Chair

Veterans Affairs 

Sean Frazier

Sean Frazier

Industry Chair

Duo

Compliance and Risk Management Project Team

This Project Team will focus on the increased need for disaster recovery planning and data protection solutions in a time of uncertainty. Join project team panel for an in-depth IT resilience discussion focused on reducing planned AND unplanned downtime, preparing NIST-readiness with data recovery and risk mitigation in mind, using orchestration and automation to reduce resource, labor and time consumption, and finding the right approach for on-premises, public or private cloud.

Cris Brown

Cris Brown

Government Chair

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

William Rogers

William Rogers

Government Chair

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Security Operations and Situational Awareness Project Team

This team will explore how to maintain a high level of situational awareness and all of its requirements, such as an investment in data collection, data management, and analysis to maintain an ongoing picture of how computer systems, networks, and users are operating together in an organization.

William Welch

William Welch

Government Chair

Health and Human Services 

Mobile Threat Management Project Team

The project team will examine all facets of mobile security, analyzing mobile security tools and recommended best practices for securing the mobile device. The team will also work on projects such as vetting of mobile applications for software vulnerabilities, and examination of FISMA metrics and other mobile security standards.

This team meets every other Friday from 10-11 AM.

Vincent Sritapan

Vincent Sritapan

Government Chair

Department of Homeland Security

David Harris

David Harris

Government Co-Chair

Department of Interior

Mike Ligas

Mike Ligas

Industry Co-Chair

Lookout

Mikel Draghici

Mikel Draghici

Industry Vice Chair

Zimperium

Model-Based Systems Engineering Data Model Project Team

Considerations in the development of the security problem statement include the following: Model and data repositories, software factories, and storage systems may inadvertently aggregate information resulting in an increase in the level of classification; Organizations don’t have an MBSE focused classification guide; Methods for moving and aligning information across security domains and enclaves either do not exist, is poorly documented, or narrowly focused etc.

David Lang

David Lang

Government Chair

Navy

Incident Detection and Response Project Team

This Project Team will explore the importance of building up incident detection and response capability before being compromised. Whether seeking technology solutions to enable you to find and stop attackers, or seeking expert help to manage your program and investigate a breach. This team will explore ways to understand readiness and establish better processes for incident response.

Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson

Government Chair

Department of Homeland Security

Global Quantum Project Team

The function of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board of the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center is to assist the United States Federal Government and its Agencies, Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, Advisory Councils as well as United States Diplomats and other United States Foreign Service Officials in the execution of their charters as dictated by United States laws and the President’s executive orders.

Maeva Ghonda

Maeva Ghonda

Advisor Chair

Quantum Institute

 

 

John Martinis

John Martinis

Advisor Chair

University of California, Santa Barbara

Kenneth Corigliano

Kenneth Corigliano

United States Air Force 

 

Mark Heiligman

Mark Heiligman

Government Co-Chair

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

Gabe Change

Gabe Change

Industry Chair

IBM

Lily Chen

Lily Chen

Government Co-Chair

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Internet of Things Project Team

This project team will look at the Internet of Things and how it impacts AI. From a healthcare perspective, this project team will ask the question, “How can AI help with the quality of life?”

Meets every other Tuesday 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Current Deliverable: Working on a robust outline for defining and emphasizing the need for clarity in this space.

Joseph Ronzio

Joseph Ronzio

Government Chair

Veterans Affairs 

Doug Natal

Doug Natal

Industry Chair

SumoLogic