Home / Cybersecurity / NIST’s Ron Ross: Cyber Adversaries Thrive in Complexity

NIST’s Ron Ross: Cyber Adversaries Thrive in Complexity

Ron Ross

Ron Ross, a senior computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has said federal agencies should address complexity with their technology platforms as they counter cybersecurity threats, MeriTalk reported Thursday.

“The adversary works in the world of the stack, and that complexity is where they thrive,” he said Thursday during a panel discussion at FCW’s Cybersecurity Summit.

Ross discussed the threat posed by the increasing number of personal devices to information technology systems and cited the need to build “stronger, penetration-resistant systems” as threat actors leverage machine learning, artificial intelligence and other technology platforms.

Other panelists include Matthew McFadden, director of cyber practice at General Dynamics’ information technology business; and Francisco Salguero, deputy chief information officer at the Agriculture Department.

Check Also

NBIB Continues Background Investigations Amid Government Shutdown

The National Background Investigations Bureau is still running despite the partial government shutdown's effects on the Office of Personnel Management, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The bureau continues to run on funds that customer agencies pay for investigation work. The NBIB has managed to cut a backlog of 725,000 investigations down to 600,000 between April and the end of 2018.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *