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Cybersecurity Symposium


William D. Newhouse
Cybersecurity Advisor, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Lab
National Institute of Standards and Technology

William D. Newhouse is a cybersecurity advisor in the Computer Security Division, part of the Information Technology Lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Mr. Newhouse's primary role is representing NIST in several collaborative efforts. Mr. Newhouse is part of the team at NIST leading the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). He represents NIST in a partnership with DHS and the financial sector to develop and test innovative cybersecurity technologies and processes. Mr. Newhouse currently co-chairs the NITRD Cyber Security and Information Assurance Interagency Working Group (CSIA IWG) that just recently finished drafting a Strategic Plan for federal cybersecurity research and development that will soon be available for public comment. Mr. Newhouse's role in the CSIA IWG also means that he will be part of the conversation regarding the S"T and R&D needs described in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Mr. Newhouse is also a member of the Federal Special Cyber Operations Research and Engineering (SCORE) Interagency Working Group, which is conducting a series of four cybersecurity 'assumption buster' workshops, starting in March 2011 (

Before coming to NIST, William spent five years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he worked initially with the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) and then with the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (NII) on cybersecurity R&D issues and R&D portfolio management. Within (NII), William pushed the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI) to focus on cybersecurity requirements, and he also led the effort to build a collaborative space known as IA Connect where Department of Defense Information Assurance or cybersecurity professionals could learn what colleagues in the Department already know about Information Assurance vendors. Mr. Newhouse is a graduate of both the Georgia Institute of Technology and George Washington University and has been with the federal government for over 24 years.

Cybersecurity Symposium 2012

Strengthening Cybersecurity in Rhode Island

For more information about this event, please contact:

Dr. Lisa DiPippo
Dept of Computer Science and Statistics
9 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2701