2021 Fed 100

Federal 100: Victoria Yan Pillitteri

 

Name: Victoria Yan Pillitteri
Title: Computer Scientist and FISMA Project Leader
Organization: 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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