Kelley Dempsey

Senior Information Security Specialist, Information Technology Laboratory/Computer Security Division

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Kelley Dempsey began her career in IT in 1986 as an electronics technician repairing computer hardware before moving on to system administration, network management, and information security. In 2001, Kelley joined the NIST operational Information Security team, managing the NIST information system assessment and authorization program, and then joined the NIST Computer Security Division FISMA team in October 2008. Kelley has co-authored a variety of NIST publications related to information security risk management including Special Publications 800-37, 800-53, 800-128, 800-137, and 800-171 and Interagency Reports 8011 and 8023. Kelley holds a B.S. in Management of Technical Operations and an M.S. in Information Security and Assurance as well as CISSP, CAP, and Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.