Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2020

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Thursday, 10 December 2020
13:30 - 14:45

Chair: Randy Smith

Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation Lessons Learned,  Peter Christensen

Abstract: The National Cyber Range (NCR) is a national asset, resourced through the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Test Management Resource Center (TRMC).  Over three years, the NCR Team has developed a number of lessons learned that are relevant to the Application Development Community and anyone interested in Cybersecurity. For example, throughout the DOD, there is a realization that Cybersecurity cannot be an afterthought which drives changes in how program teams plan for, resource and execute Development and T&E. This realization has created increased demand for Cybersecurity T&E “As a Service” and the people and infrastructure that support it. Enhanced workforce and infrastructure ultimately enables DOD programs to adopt Agile Application Development approaches and concurrently improves delivery velocity and Cybersecurity.   This presentation will discuss the NCR “Top Ten” Test and Evaluation (T&E) Lessons Learned.

Biography: Mr. Peter Christensen - Pete is a retired U.S. Navy Commander with over 2200 flight Hours and 550 Carrier Landings in EA-6B Prowlers.  He is an Adjunct Professor at Capitol Technology University in Laurel Md., teaching courses in the Cybersecurity Master’s Program on Network Systems Security Concepts and Malicious Software. Pete joined MITRE in 1995 and has served as Project Lead and Task Lead for a myriad of programs including the Office of Naval Research, Marine Corps Systems Command and Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity.



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