Senior Strategist for Privilege Management
Deputy Assistand Secretary of Defense, Information and Identity Assurance
(ISC)² Government Advisory Board Executive Writers Bureau
Mr. Art Friedman currently serves as the Senior Strategist for Privilege Management for the Department of Defense, leading an effort to develop policy and strategy for access control to improve the Department’s ability to securely share information. He has held various technical and management positions at the National Security Agency supporting the Committee on National Security Systems, the Nuclear Command and Control mission, the development of tools and capabilities in the area of computer network defense, and systems security engineering. Additionally, he has supported the Office of the Secretary of Defense developing policy for Biometrics, Identity Management, and provided guidance for the Department’s Information Assurance Research and Technology program. He also worked in the private sector for The MITRE Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton as a systems security engineer.
Additionally, he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional serving on a Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security, (ISC)², and is an adjunct faculty member teaching network security classes for Towson University.
Mr. Friedman has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Hofstra University and graduate degrees in Business Administration from Boston University and National Security Policy from the United States Army War College. He recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserves supporting the United States Strategic Command’s cyber mission.