Paul Watrobski is an IT Security Specialist in the Applied Cybersecurity Division (ACD) of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at NIST. Paul is a member of the Cybersecurity of Internet of Things (IoT) program where he helped develop the Recommended Criteria for Cybersecurity Labeling for IoT Products as part of the Executive Order (EO) 14028 on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.
Paul has also been involved with NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on several projects. He is currently a principal investigator (PI) for the Trusted IoT Device Network-Layer Onboarding and Lifecycle Management project and the upcoming Software Supply Chain and DevOps Security Practices project. He previously participated in the Securing Small Business and Home IoT Devices project where he developed an open-source tool, MUD-PD, to assist in the generation of Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD) files integral to device-intent enforcement.
Outside of NIST, Paul is pursuing a PhD in reliability engineering focused on the cybersecurity of IoT at the University of Maryland (UMD) under the advice of Dr. Michel Cukier and Dr. John Baras. Paul previously earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Binghamton University (BU) and master’s degrees in electrical engineering at both BU and UMD.