Victoria Yan Pillitteri

Acting Manager, Security Engineering and Risk Management
Computer Security Division


Victoria Yan Pillitteri is a supervisory computer scientist in the Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Ms. Pillitteri is the Acting Manager of the Security Engineering and Risk Management Group, and also leads the Risk Management Framework team (Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) Implementation Project). The team conducts the research and development of the suite of risk management guidance used for managing cybersecurity risk in the federal government, and the associated stakeholder outreach and public-private coordination/collaboration efforts. She serves as the lead of the Joint Task Force working group, a partnership with Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community and Civilian Agencies to develop a unified security framework to protect USG from cyberattacks, and is co-chair of the Federal Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Forum hosted by NIST.

Victoria holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, a M.S in Computer Science, with a concentration in Information Assurance, from the George Washington University, completed the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She has completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program and is SES certified by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board.