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Richard J. StruseDirector, Center for Threat-Informed Defense
Richard Struse is the founding Director of MITRE Engenuity's Center for Threat-Informed Defense. Prior to co-founding the Center, he served as Chief Strategist for Cyber Threat Intelligence at MITRE leading the effort to better understand adversarial tactics and techniques.
Richard came to MITRE from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) as their Chief Advanced Technology Officer where he was responsible for technology vision, strategy and implementation.
He is also the creator of the STIX and TAXII automated information sharing initiatives which have been widely adopted across the public and private sectors. In recognition of this pioneering work, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson awarded Richard with one of the department’s highest honors, the Secretary’s Award for Excellence. Federal Computer Week recognized Richard as one of the “Federal 100” for his leadership role in the development of cyber threat intelligence technology standards.
In 2018, Richard was elected to serve on the board of directors of OASIS, a not-for-profit international standards and open-source organization where he also co-chairs the Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee.
Jonathan O. BakerDirector of Research and Development, Center for Threat-Informed Defense
Jon Baker is the founding Director of Research for MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. In addition to co-founding the Center, he is the Adversary Emulation and SOC Orchestration Department Head in The MITRE Corporation’s Cyber Operations and Effect 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, which enable 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 cocreator of OVAL, a standard language for describing and checking for the presence of misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and other endpoint artifacts.
Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tufts University and a master’s degree in computer science from Boston University.