Kat leads the NIST Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things (IoT) Program at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), focused on advancing and accelerating the development and application of research, standards, guidelines, and technologies necessary to improve the security and privacy of the ecosystem of connected devices. As the Program Manager she coordinates across the agency on all things related to cybersecurity of the IoT as well as leads a number of projects, including the NIST response on IoT for EO 13800, EO 14028 and the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020. Before joining NIST, Kat worked in the private sector for 25 years leading organizations in the development and execution of their IT strategies.
Barbara Cuthill received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut. Her career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has spanned the Advanced Technology Program, the Technology Innovation Program and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office. She is currently the Deputy Program Manager for the NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program.
Michael Fagan is a computer scientist working with the Cybersecurity for IoT Program, which aims to develop guidance toward improving the cybersecurity of IoT devices and systems. Mike holds a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor's degree in history and computer science from Vanderbilt University. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Mike now lives in West Virginia with his wife, son, dog, cat, bird and voice assistant.