Keynote: Building a Secure Cloud Solution that Supports Continuous Monitoring and Assessment

Monday, May 7
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Theater

Michaela Iorga

Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dr. Michaela Iorga serves as senior security technical lead for cloud computing with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Computer Security division. She also chairs the NIST Cloud Computing Public Security Working Group and co-chairs the NIST Cloud Computing Public Forensic Science Working Group. Having previously served in a wide range of consulting positions in both government and private sector industries before joining NIST, Dr. Iorga, a recognized expert in information security, risk assessment and information assurance for cloud, fog and IoT-based systems, has a deep understanding of cybersecurity, identity and credential management, and cyberspace privacy issues, as well as an extensive knowledge base in the development of complex security architectures. In her role as senior security technical lead at NIST and chair of the NIST Public Security and Forensics Working Groups, Dr. Iorga supports the development and dissemination of cybersecurity standards and guidelines that meet national priorities and promote American innovation and industrial competitiveness. Dr. Iorga is particularly focused on working with industrial, academic, and other government stakeholders to develop a high-level, vendor-neutral cloud and fog computing security and forensics guidance under the NIST Strategy for Developing a US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap. A proven leader and expert in problem-solving and analysis, Dr. Iorga is also managing several other NIST efforts that include the development of the Open Security Controls Assessment Language, Cognitive-based IoT fingerprinting, Risk Management for Cloud-based Systems and Fog Computing definition. Past projects focused on development of Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules (Federal Information Processing Standard 140-3), implementation of a NIST public, secure randomness source; development of security testing requirements for electrical smart meters; ad-hoc network security and smartcards for personal identity verification (PIV). Dr. Iorga received her Ph.D. from Duke University in North Carolina, USA.

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