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The NIST Privacy Engineering Collaboration Space is moderated. To learn more about how we moderate the space, view our operating rules

Disassociability Moderators

Joseph Near

Joseph Near

Joseph Near is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Vermont. His research interests include data privacy, computer security, and programming languages. Joseph received his B.S. in computer science from Indiana University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from MIT.

David Darais

David Darais

David Darais is a Principal Scientist at Galois, Inc. and supports NIST as a moderator for the Privacy Engineering Collaboration Space. David's research focuses on tools for achieving reliable software in critical, security-sensitive, and privacy-sensitive systems. David received his B.S. from the University of Utah, M.S. from Harvard University and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Privacy Risk Assessment Moderator

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Credit: Meghan Anderson
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Credit: Nakia Grayson/NIST


Meghan Anderson

Meghan Anderson is a Privacy Risk Strategist with the Privacy Engineering Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce. She supports the development of privacy engineering, international privacy standards, and privacy risk management guidance. Meghan has a Bachelor’s in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity with a concentration in Cybersecurity and a minor in Economics from the University of Albany, SUNY and a Master’s in Cybersecurity from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Nakia Grayson

Nakia Grayson is an IT Security Specialist with the Privacy Engineering Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She supports the Privacy Engineering Program with development of privacy risk management best practices, guidance and communications efforts. She also leads Supply Chain Assurance project efforts at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Nakia serves as the Contracting Officer Representative for NIST cybersecurity contracts. She holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from University of Maryland-Eastern Shore and a Master’s in Information Technology, Information Assurance and Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College.

Created November 20, 2018, Updated December 27, 2023