Bill Newhouse is a cybersecurity Engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in the Applied Cybersecurity Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
His work pushes for the adoption of his collaborative work on three practice guides which demonstrate cybersecurity implementations focused on cybersecurity risk in the Hospitality, Retail, and Federal sectors. These projects rely on insight and passion from members of these sectors who share a common goal of addressing cybersecurity risk by demonstrating that commercially available technologies can be configured to improve the ability of sectors to address cyber risk.
He leads a two-year project that started in October 2020 with the U.S. Department of Energy to research and develop cybersecurity risk management tools for the storage, transportation, and handling of energy resources within the ports of our maritime transportation system. His focus at the NCCoE also includes the financial services sector.
Previously, Mr. Newhouse was the deputy director of NIST's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) focused on promoting the use of the NICE Framework in education, training, and workforce development activities that mitigate cybersecurity risk in cyberspace. For over a decade, he represented NIST at Federal cybersecurity focused R&D working groups and contributed to three Federal cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plans.
Before coming to NIST in 2010, Mr. Newhouse was an a National Security Agency employee assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he worked initially with the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and then with the Office of the Chief Information Officer for Identity and Information Assurance focused on cybersecurity R&D and technology discovery. He started his Federal career at NSA and worked there for 23 years. His work began in secure telecommunication systems, shifted to information assurance, and finally is now focused on cybersecurity.
Mr. Newhouse is a graduate of both the Georgia Institute of Technology and George Washington University and has been with the federal government for over 33 years.