Chief Scientist for Cybersecurity, CENIC
Associate Adjunct Professor, UC Davis
Dr. Sean Peisert is jointly appointed as a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; chief cybersecurity strategist at CENIC, and director of the CENIC/ESnet joint cybersecurity initiative; and associate adjunct professor and faculty member in the Graduate Groups in Computer Science, Forensic Science, and Health Informatics at the University of California, Davis. His research interests cover a broad cross section of computer and network security, including intrusion detection, vulnerability analysis, and the design of secure systems. Some of the recent projects that Dr. Peisert has worked on include intrusion detection for power grid control systems, techniques for insider threat identification and mitigation, and security in high-perfrmance computing environments. Previously, he was an I3P Research Fellow at UC Davis and was a computer security researcher at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He received his Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from UC San Diego.
Professor Peisert is vice chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security & Privacy; an editorial board member of IEEE Security & Privacy; a steering committee member and past general chair of the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW); steering committee member and past program co-chair of the Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET); and past general chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, the flagship conference for security research. He also serves as the representative of the Berkeley Lab to the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P).