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Richard J. StruseDirector, Center for Threat-Informed Defense
Richard Struse is the Director for MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. He also is the Chief Strategist for Cyber Threat Intelligence at The MITRE Corporation, leading the effort to improve cyber defense by better understanding the adversary’s tactics and techniques.
Prior to joining MITRE, Struse served as Chief Advanced Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) where he was responsible for technology vision, strategy, and implementation in support of the NCCIC’s mission. He was recognized with one of the Department’s highest honors, the Secretary’s Award for Excellence, for his pioneering role in creating the STIX and TAXII automated information sharing initiatives which have been widely adopted across the public and private sectors.
Among his many recognitions, Struse was named by Federal Computer Week as one of the “Federal 100” for his leadership role in the development of cyber threat intelligence technology standards. In 2016, OASIS recognized Struse as an "OASIS Distinguished Contributor" for his leadership of the STIX and TAXII standardization efforts.
Jonathan O. BakerDirector of Research and Development, Center for Threat-Informed Defense
Jon Baker is the Director of Research and Development for MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. He also serves as the Department Head for Adversary Emulation and SOC Orchestration in MITRE’s Cyber Operations and Effects Technology Center. His department leads the development of ATT&CK and works to advance adversary emulation as a capability to drive innovation in defensive cyber operations.
Jon has spent much of the past sixteen years at MITRE working with industry and government partners to increase the affordability, efficiency, and effectiveness of cybersecurity automation and information sharing technologies. He led the MITRE team that developed STIX and TAXII on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which enables automated cyber threat intelligence sharing. Jon led MITRE’s security automation team through the development of SCAP and managed the CVE team. He was a co-creator of OVAL, a standard language for describing and checking for the presence of misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and other endpoint artifacts.
Baker graduated from Tufts University with a B.A., Psychology and graduated from Boston University with a M.S., Computer Science.