[May 2017] CyberSecurity Engineering & Operations Shortcomings by Dr. Terry Janssen, CTO of SECaaS

Thursday, May 18, 2017

5:30 PM – Networking and Dinner

5:50 PM – Mach37 Briefs

6:10 PM – ISSA-NOVA Program

Terry Janssen, PhD, CISSP  *Email at: TerryJanssenEmail*   ISSA-NOVA Member

CTO of SECaaS, contracting at NGA, FEMA, and other agencies

Terry Janssen PhotoLarge enterprises have complex and demanding operating environments that require many people and large budgets to maintain. This talk will present experiences over a one year period within a large enterprise that required well over 1000 full-time cybersecurity engineers, operators and analysts and their respective managers to handle the workload.

In summary, the standard operating procedures in cybersecurity engineering and operations need improvements. Advances have been realized by routine cybersecurity task automation that can free up time for engineers, analysts, operators, auditors and managers to focus on the big picture in cybersecurity.

Metrics and early results of disruptive technology for improving team efficiency, effectiveness & quality of results cybersecurity engineering, operations and analysis will be presented.

— Bio —

Terry L. Janssen is CTO at SECaaS Incorporated (Security as a Service)

And Chief CyberSecurity Technologist at Lockheed Martin.

Dr. Janssen has dedicated his career to serving the U.S. Government, DOD and Intelligence Community plus some commercial activity. He has been a contractor since 1985 employed without break-in-service by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Argonne National Lab (ANL), Expert Decision Systems (owner), Lockheed Martin, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), and SECaaS “Security as a Service” (owner).

He was encouraged by Lockheed to become a cyber SME/engineer about 10 years ago. During this period, he worked on Lockheed Martin Cyber/IT contracts including 18 months on site at the European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. In 2011, he was a strategic hire by SAIC out of USEUCOM as Chief Scientist for Cyber supporting the Intelligence Community and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), followed by an 18-month on-site assignment as lead Cyber Strategist/Engineer for the U.S. State Department (Vanguard).

In 2014, he formed the consulting company SECaaS (Security as a Service), and during this period has been contracting as cyber SME/engineer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during 2015 and the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) in 2016 to present (NJVC IT/IS).

He is a graduate of Boston University with an M.S. in Computer Science and a graduate of The Volgenau School of Engineering at GMU with a Ph.D. in Information Technology.

He is a cybersecurity engineering-and-operations thought leader and innovator, including the Patent Pending Systems, Methods and Devices for Improved Cybersecurity. He is the sole developer of SecurityDART™ suite of software for Cybersecurity Design, Architecture, Re-engineering, Transformation, and operations improvement. He has applied SecurityDART™ to cybersecurity engineering and operations at the FEMA, State Department and NGA, and is currently providing No Cost Licenses for use on cybersecurity contract engagements (1st FEMA).

Most importantly, he is looking forward to another full decade of wrestling in cyber hacker/attackers as a principal contributor on large enterprise cybersecurity engineering and operations contracts.


MITRE 1 Building

7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102

Park in the Mitre lot next to the building



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For registration info contact Saravanan Ramachari at: vp_programs@issa-nova.org

ISSA-NOVA Officers

President: John von Ruden

Vice Presidents: Houda Abdelghani, Walter Cekala, Constantinos Doskas, Karen Frederick, Raja Medicherla, Saravanan Ramachari, Bud Roth, Raymond Stamps

Sponsored By: The ISSA Northern Virginia (ISSA-NOVA) Chapter of ISSA International

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