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Peter Mell

Peter Mell
Senior Computer Scientist, Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Peter Mell is a senior computer scientist in the Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is the initial program manager for the upcoming Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) which will provide a centralized unified risk management program for the government. He is also the chair of the interagency Cloud Computing Security Working Group and vice chair of the interagency Cloud Computing Advisory Council. Lastly, he is also the creator of the United States National Vulnerability Database, co-creator of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), and lead author of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) vulnerability metric used to secure credit card systems worldwide. His research experience includes the areas of cloud computing, security metrics, security automation, vulnerability databases, and intrusion detection systems (IDSs).

Sessions

Cloud Computing
Location: Room 202 B
Nick Hoover (InformationWeek), Peter Mell (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Christofer Hoff (Cisco Systems, Inc.)
This panel will explore the security implications of government agencies, businesses and other organizations adopting cloud computing models, including the complexities of regulatory compliance, data protection and online privacy. Read more.
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