2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Laura Boehm

Laura Boehm

Name: Laura Boehm
Title: Senior Cybersecurity Architect/Engineer
Agency: Defense Department

IT architect. Boehm could simply be known as "the architect." Her job is to ensure that DOD's IT infrastructure can withstand a cyberattack. As a consultant to Cyber Command, she helps create plans for defending those networks, and some of her most important work has been on the Joint Regional Security Stacks, a set of IT tools designed to give DOD administrators better visibility into network traffic. JRSS will not mean fewer cyberthreats but, ideally, better responses to those threats. And Boehm is a big reason for that.

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