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Reed Porada

He is a security researcher and instructor at BCI focused on the socio-technical facets of system design and operations. His research has focused on helping get to the "so what" of both defensive and offensive cyber measures. To provide decision makers and teams with context for their work, Reed applies skills in systems thinking, communication, technology awareness, and hands on system assessments. At BCI, Reed focuses his research on understanding how attackers redefine system boundaries and use systems in unexpected ways. This work will help inform defensive approaches and develop better tools for reasoning about system security. Reed leads BCI training in cyber systems analysis, focusing on developing systems thinking skills of developers up to managers. Previously, Reed was a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for ten years. He was responsible for test and evaluation, test automation research, red-teaming of cyber systems, and blue system architectures in support of DoD and other government programs. Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, Reed was computer scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory focused on wireless communication systems. He holds an MS in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park.

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