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The Future of Cyber: Security and Resilience

February 2020 Podcast
J. Michael McQuade, Ph.D., Roberta (Bobbie) Stempfley

Bobbie Stempfley, director of the CERT Division of the SEI, and Dr. Michael McQuade, vice-president for research at Carnegie Mellon University, discuss the future of cyber in security and resilience.

“You can go on the Dark Web now and buy cybersecurity infiltration. So you have a set of people who are not spending any of their time figuring out who and why to attack something. They are just spending all their time doing it.”

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

For more than 30 years, the cybersecurity community has worked to increase the effectiveness of our cybersecurity and resilience efforts. Today we face an explosion of devices, the pervasiveness of software, the threat of adversarial capability, and the dependence of national capabilities on the cyber domain. These challenges demand that we think about how to achieve the future we need. In this podcast, the first in a series exploring The Future of Cyber, Bobbie Stempfley, director of the CERT Division of the SEI, and Dr. Michael McQuade, vice-president for research at Carnegie Mellon University, explore past and present technologies that have helped to secure our digital infrastructure and how past advancements will help us secure future architectures.

About the Speaker

J. Michael McQuade, Ph.D.

J. Michael McQuade, Ph.D.

Dr. J. Michael McQuade is Carnegie Mellon University's vice president ...

Dr. J. Michael McQuade is Carnegie Mellon University's vice president for research, providing leadership for the university's research enterprise and advocating for the role that science, technology, and innovation play nationally and globally.

 

From 2006 to 2018 he served as senior vice president for science and technology at United Technologies Corporation (UTC). At UTC, McQuade's responsibilities included providing strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering, and development activities throughout the business units of the corporation and at the United Technologies Research Center, focused on a broad range of high-technology products and services for the global aerospace and building systems industries.

 

McQuade held senior positions in technology development and business oversight at 3M, Imation, and Eastman Kodak. He served as vice president of 3M’s Medical Division and president of Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging Business. His early career at 3M was focused on research and development of high-end acquisition, processing, and display systems for health care, industrial imaging, and remote sensing. He has broad experience managing basic technology development and the conversion of early-stage research into business growth.

 

McQuade holds PhD, MS, and BS degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD in experimental high-energy physics for research performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on charm quark production.

McQuade served as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and is a member of the Defense Innovation Board. 

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Roberta (Bobbie) Stempfley

Roberta (Bobbie) Stempfley

Roberta G. (Bobbie) Stempfley joined the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute as director of the SEI’s CERT Division in June 2017. Stempfley previously served as director of cyber ...

Roberta G. (Bobbie) Stempfley joined the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute as director of the SEI’s CERT Division in June 2017. Stempfley previously served as director of cyber strategy implementation at MITRE Corp. and as acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security. In addition to her work at DHS, Stempfley previously worked in the DoD as CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency and as chief of the DoD Computer Emergency Response Team, which she established. Stempfley received her bachelor’s degree in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree in computer science from James Madison University. A recipient of many awards, she was recognized by CyberScoop as among the Top Women in Cybersecurity, by Federal Computer Week in the Fed 100, and by Information Week as one of the Top 50 Government CIOs.

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