Allan Friedman

Directory of Cybersecurity

Allan Friedman is Director of Cybersecurity at National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce. He coordinates NTIA’s multistakeholder processes on cybersecurity, focusing on addressing vulnerabilities in connected systems and across the software world. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Friedman spent over 15 years as a noted infosec and tech policy scholar at Harvard’s Computer Science Department, the Brookings Institution and George Washington University’s Engineering School. He is the co-author of the popular text ‘Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know,’ has a degree in computer science from Swarthmore College and a PhD in public policy from Harvard University, and is quite friendly for a failed professor-turned-technocrat.

My Sessions

Ok, A SBOM Exists … Now What?

Main Stage

Government and industry has been working on and pushing a software bill of materials (SBOM). It is an easy concept to understand, as is the potential value of a SBOM. After briefly describing a SBOM, this session focuses on what ICS vendors and asset owners would actually do if SBOM’s existed. Do we expect asset […]

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