Caterina Brott, the Technical Director for AUSGAR since 2005, has over 20 years experience providing cybersecurity support to the Department of Defense. She is a Fully Qualified Navy Validator for major programs.
She is currently the Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks Enterprise Services (CANES) cyber security test lead. Her Information System Security Engineering (ISSE) experience includes multiple operating systems, databases and networking devices such as Windows, Solaris, Trusted Solaris, Red Hat Linux, MS SQL Server, and Cisco. Caterina was the cross-domain solutions lead for the Trident Warrior program and the information assurance lead for the Navy Maritime Domain Awareness program while AUSGAR supported those two programs.
Caterina has successfully accredited multiple Navy systems so they could obtain an authority to operate, and she has led and conducted a large number of security assessments. These include working with the National Security Agency and more recently with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to document security technical implementation guides (STIGs) for Windows in accordance with Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements. In fact, she provided support and guidance on a Navy program that piloted the RMF process.
Prior to joining AUSGAR, Caterina was a senior systems engineer at Syzygy, specializing in cyber security services. She was also a programmer/analyst for Scripps Clinic for seven years.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Science from Coleman College. Certifications include CISSP, Alcatel Certified Switch Professional, and Netscreen Certified Security Associate.
Caterina is married with three boys and a girl. She enjoys family outings in the outdoors such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing and backpacking. Previously a Cub Scout leader for her boys, she is currently actively volunteering in her church and is a youth group leader. She is an advocate for the nonprofit Children of the Immaculate Heart to help trafficked teenage girls rehabilitate their lives.
"I love working as a team with engineers and leadership to find solutions to difficult problems. My goal is to show how cybersecurity can help an organization rather than slow its progress." - Caterina Brott
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