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Ron Ross, Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

December 07, 2015

Among other topics, Ron discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • His organization, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and his role within it
  • The paradigm shift in the complexity of technology and our ability to protect it
  • How the Internet of Things complicates the security problems already in place
  • NIST’s publication – Systems Security Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Building Trustworthy Resilient Systems
  • Who NIST engages for their publications and how they engage with their partners
  • TACIT Security – Threats, Assets, Complexity, Integration, and Trustworthiness
  • How people-centric security problems can be better addressed
  • The role that business continuity and disaster recovery plans play in security
  • Building security into systems to increase the level of confidence in systems

Ron Ross’ Biography

Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

Ron’s role at NIST is in the information technology laboratory, where he leads the Federal Information Security Management Act Implementation Project. He is also the principal architect of the NIST Risk Management Framework, and leads the joint taskforce between the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and the Committee on National Security Systems that developed the Unified Information Security Framework for the federal government.

Ron held previous roles at the Institute for Defense Analysis and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army.

Ron received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from West Point, his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and his PhD in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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