2021 Fed 100
Federal 100: Victoria Yan Pillitteri
Victoria Yan Pillitteri
Computer Scientist and FISMA Project Leader
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Absolutely key to SP 800-53.
Pillitteri’s leadership, technical excellence and superior coordination of a multi-agency team of cybersecurity and privacy professionals resulted in a critical update to NIST’s flagship cybersecurity guide, Special Publication 800-53. The update contains state-of-the-practice, outcome-based safeguards and countermeasures, including controls for cyber resiliency, supply chain protection, security engineering and protection against advanced cyberthreats. Throughout the process, Pillitteri successfully navigated a dynamic policy and technology landscape and demonstrated a rare combination of technical and business acumen. Thanks to her leadership and expertise, this historic update provides world-class security and privacy controls for federal information systems and is the foundation for protecting agencies from cyberattacks.
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