San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Can it become a reality?
A Panel on Cybersecurity
Information Security Solutions
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Co-Director, Security and Defense Systems Initiative,
Arizona State University
A recent editorial stated that Arizona is uniquely positioned to develop a "Cybersecurity Valley". It stated that we have real talent residing in a high-tech environment, consisting of a blend of defense contractors, large financial institutions, but also smaller firms that are developing new technologies and conducting research. We also have Arizona State University, with its Information Assurance Center, the Security & Defense Systems Initiative" and ASURE, an off-campus component of the SDSI for conducting higher-TRL applied research and advanced technology development programs.
However, can Arizona capitalize on these assets and make the "Cybersecurity Valley" a reality?
Nadya T. Bliss is the Director of Strategic Projects Development at Arizona State University. In that role, she reports to the Senior Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise Development and is responsible for developing and maintaining strategic relationships with funding agencies, working with the University leaders on developing large-scale, interdisciplinary research initiatives, and monitoring University's strategic investments. She also currently serves as the Interim Co-Director of ASU's Security and Defense Systems Initiative. She holds a Professor of Practice Appointment in the College of Technology and Innovation and leads and participates in sponsored research.
Prior to joining ASU, Nadya spent 10 years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, most recently as the founding Group Leader of the Computing and Analytics Group. In that capacity, Nadya developed, led, and managed research initiatives in advanced analytics, high performance computing systems, and computer architectures to address the challenges facing the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC). Under Nadya's leadership, the Group's research portfolio included a wide-range of programs funded by DARPA, iARPA, ONR, NGA, USAF, ASD(R&E), and other U.S. Government sponsors.
In 2011, Nadya was awarded the inaugural MIT Lincoln Laboratory Early Career Technical Achievement award recognizing her work in parallel computing, computer architectures, and graph processing algorithms and her leadership in anomaly detection in graph-based data (presented to 2 employees under 35). She has over 65 publications and presentations, holds a patent, and has served as a chair and member of multiple technical and organizational committees. Nadya received bachelor and master degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University, is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Member of ACM.
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The Aerospace & Defense Forum
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