Chief Scientist, CERT Division
Dr. Greg Shannon is the Chief Scientist for the CERT® Division at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, expanding cybersecurity research, advancing national and international research agendas, and promoting data-driven science for cybersecurity.
Shannon recently complemented a stint in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy as the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Strategy. Shannon has served as the first Chair of IEEE's Cybersecurity Initiative and the General Chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (2015). He cofounded the Workshop on Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER, www.laser-workshop.org). He has testified before Congress on cybersecurity, science for security, critical infrastructure, resilience, and cyber threats.
Shannon received a BS in Computer Science from Iowa State University with minors in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics. He earned his MS and PhD in Computer Sciences at Purdue University, with a fellowship from the Packard Foundation. He is a member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.