Protecting the Nation’s Most Sensitive Information & 800-171 Update – Ron Ross – CSP #131
Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His focus areas include computer security, systems security engineering, risk management, security assurance, and trustworthy systems. Dr. Ross leads the NIST Systems Security Engineering Project which includes the development of standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and United States critical infrastructure. He also supports the U.S. State Department in the international outreach program for cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Ross previously served as the Task Leader for the Joint Task Force, an interagency group that includes the Department of Defense, Office of the Director National Intelligence, U.S. Intelligence Community, and the Committee on National Security Systems, with responsibility for developing a Unified Information Security Framework for the federal government. He also served as the project leader for the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) Implementation Project. Dr. Ross has authored or coauthored many publications on risk management, cybersecurity, systems security engineering, and cyber resiliency including SP 800-37 (Risk Management Framework), SP 800-53 (Security and Privacy Controls), SP 800-171 (Protecting CUI), and SP 800-160 (Systems Security Engineering and Resilient Systems). He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds both Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School specializing in artificial intelligence and robotics.
Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.