ROSS FOARD

SENIOR ENGINEER
CISA, CYBERSECURITY DIVISION

Profile


With over 20 years of public sector and commercial cybersecurity and identity and access management (IDAM) experience Ross supports DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as a senior engineer on the CDM Program which supports over 100 federal civilian agencies. Ross is the Architecture and Technical Integration SME for several CDM capabilities including IDAM, BOUND E and Data Protection. Ross also helps CDM develop strategies and implementation patterns for supporting High Value Assets and Zero-Trust Architecture. Ross has participated as ICAM SME on several DHS govCAR “SPINS” to identify architectural components that can best mitigate threats in today’s distributed environments. Ross is also the Co-Lead on the Federal Mobility Group Derived PIV Working Group where he provided technical leadership and guidance as Agencies move to mobile and cloud environments that do not natively support the PIV card. Ross's professional goal is to help Agency leaders understand how to identify and prioritize cybersecurity risk and continually mitigate the highest risks first.

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