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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 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.