Readiness, Response, and Recovery – The New Paradigms of Cyber Security

Dean's Speaker Series event

The quest for ever-better cyber deterrence and detection may continue, but the acknowledged reality is that adversaries are getting into our systems and poking around unnoticed with alarming frequency. Organizations are working to identify these intrusions faster, limit the damage and return to operations. In this session, while highlighting events and trends in government and commercial cybersecurity, Zach Tudor will discuss how individuals and organizations will answer the cyber threats coming with the next wave of connected technologies.

Zach Tudor

About Zach Tudor, SRI International

Zach Tudor, a Program Director in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International, serves as a management and technical resource for operational and research and development cyber security programs for government, intelligence, and commercial projects. He supports DHS’s Cyber Security Research and Development Center (CSRDC) on projects including the Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) consortium, and the Industrial Control System Joint Working Group (ICSJWG) R&D working group.

He is member of (ISC)2’s Application Security Advisory Board, the Nuclear Cyber Security Working Group, and is the Vice Chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) at George Washington University. 

Prior to SRI, Zach led a team of cyber security engineers and analysts directly supporting the Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) at DHS, whose mission is to reduce the cyber security risk to critical infrastructure systems. Past assignments include on-site deputy program manager for the NRO’s world-wide operational network, information security manager for OSD CIO’s Enterprise Operations Support Team, security management support for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and several senior-level consulting positions including Vice President of SAIC’s Enabling Technology Division, and Senior Manager for Department of Defense programs at BearingPoint's Security Practice.  He is a retired U.S. Navy Submarine LDO Electronics Officer and Chief Data Systems Technician.

Mr. Tudor holds an M.S. in Information Systems from George Mason University concentrating in cyber security, where he was also an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in information security.

His professional credentials include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Computer Professional (CCP).

About the Dean's Speaker Series

The Dean's Speaker Series, hosted by Dr. Ali Eskandarian, brings leaders and experts together with students, faculty, alumni and the community to facilitate discussions on the challenges and opportunities of our global society.