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Cybersecurity Symposium


Robert Pate
Vice President for Cybersecurity
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Rob Pate is currently the Vice President for Cybersecurity at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Prior to joining SAIC, Rob has held positions as the Chief Security Officer at Renesys and Vice President for Cybersecurity and Privacy at McNeil Technologies. During his time with the federal government, Rob served as the Deputy Director of Outreach and Awareness at the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) at the Department of Homeland Security as well as the Director of Focused Operations with the United States Computer Incident Readiness Team (US-CERT).

He founded the Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (GFIRST). This Government information sharing effort is focused on daily information exchange at the technical operators across different incident response teams representing the defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and federal civilian agency communities.In addition to his GFIRST activities, Mr. Pate led the US-CERT situational awareness program (know as Einstein) which was focused on providing the government with early indications and warnings. He began the Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) Forum for the entire federal government. Mr. Pate came to the Department of Homeland Security from an operational environment where he was the Director of an Incident Response Team for the largest federal civilian agency and the largest healthcare provider in the world.

Mr. Pate has a mathematics degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel as well as graduate work at Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and Georgetown Universities. He completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Georgetown University. He was selected as a・Federal 100・award winner for his contributions to government information technology. Mr. Pate serves on the advisory board for InfraGard National Members Alliance, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Internet Security Alliance (ISA, )as well as the Security Innovation Network (SINET).

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