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Security Speaker Series: Paula Donovan (MIT Lincoln Labs)

12 Dec
Wednesday, 12/12/2018 1:25pm to 2:25pm
Computer Science Building, Room 151
Security Seminar
Speaker: Paula Donovan

Cybersecurity Institute
Security Speaker Series

Title: Quantitative Evaluation of Moving Target Technology

Abstract: Robust, quantitative measurement of cyber technology is critically needed to measure the utility, impact and cost of cyber technologies. Our work addresses this need by developing metrics and experimental methodology for a particular type of technology, moving target technology. In this presentation, we present an approach to quantitative evaluation, including methodology and metrics, results of analysis, simulation and experiments, and a series of lessons learned.

Bio: Paula J. Donovan is an Associate Leader of Group 58, Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems,where her current efforts focus on analyzing existing, operational systems, and then designing, developing and integrating cyber security improvements to those systems. Ms. Donovan joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2000 and spent her first decade at the Laboratory in the Advanced Networks and Applications and Airborne Networks groups where her research activities included developing and analyzing communication data links for airborne networks, testing and evaluating a broad range of technologies, developing simulations and analyzing data of many network types, including all layers of the network stack on networks of all scales, developing algorithms and protocols for a variety of communication networks, such as wireless ad hoc networks, and identifying then deploying existing technologies that align with warfighter needs. Ms. Donovan received her MS in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She received her BA in mathematics with a concentration in pre-medical from the College of the Holy Cross. Ms. Donovan has also run competitively since high school, including 3-seasons a year of NCAA Division 1 cross country,indoor and outdoor track during her college years. She still loves to run and participate in anassortment of outdoor activities, especially with her husband and their 3 energetic sons, ages 8, 10 and 11.

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