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Tackling DoD Cyber Red Team Deficiencies Through Systems Engineering A Master's Candidate Webcast

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (2017-12-11 18:00:00 UTC)
  • John Schab

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Red teaming is an essential capability in preparing and assessing the Department of Defense's (DoD) ability to execute their mission in a contested cyber environment. However, the DoD red team capability continues to suffer from chronic deficiencies resulting from their ad-hoc implementation. These deficiencies hinder the DoD's ability to assess cybersecurity mission risk, which endangers our national security. By treating the overall DoD cyber red team function as a complex system, the presentation will discuss how the systems engineering process can assist the DoD in building an effective and efficient red team capability.

Speaker Bio

John Schab

John is currently a Systems Engineering Lead for the MITRE Corporation where he has supported the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test & Evaluation (DASD DT&E) in the test and evaluation of cybersecurity and has supported the Department of Defense for the last 13 years. Heholds the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED), GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), and CompTIA Security+. John graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering along with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics from Ithaca College. In addition, he holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering from Purdue University along with a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He is a recognized expert in the Test and Evaluation (T&E) community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA).

John is a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute.

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