National Society of Black Engineers U of I Chapter Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series
The NSBE-U of I Dynamic Engineers 13th annual spring Lecture Series seeks to transform and motivate our students on current technology, economic and socio-political milestones championed by our chosen speakers. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Speaker: Zachary Tudor
Associate Laboratory Director National and Homeland Security Idaho National Laboratory
Thursday, March 12, 2020
About the Speaker
Mr. Zachary (Zach) Tudor is the associate laboratory
director of Idaho National Laboratory’s National and
Homeland Security (N&HS) directorate. INL’s N&HS is a
major center for national security technology development and
demonstration, employing 550 scientists and engineers across
$300 million in programs. N&HS is responsible for INL’s Nuclear
Nonproliferation, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Defense
Systems and Homeland Security missions. These missions include
safeguarding and securing vulnerable nuclear material, enhancing
the overall security and resilience of the nation’s infrastructure, and
providing protective system solutions and heavy manufacturing of
armor for national defense. N&HS supports major programs for the
Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) and the Intelligence Community.
Tudor was previously a program director in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International, where he served as a management and technical resource for operational and research and development cybersecurity programs for government, intelligence and commercial projects. He supported DHS’ Cyber Security Division on projects including the Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity consortium, and the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group. He has served as a member of the (ISC)2 Application Security Advisory Board and the NRC’s Nuclear Cyber Security Working Group, and vice chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection at George Washington University.
Prior to SRI, Tudor led a team of cybersecurity engineers and analysts directly supporting the Control Systems Security Program at DHS, whose mission is to reduce the cybersecurity risk to critical infrastructure systems. Past assignments include on-site deputy program manager for the National Reconnaissance Office’s worldwide operational network, information security manager for the Secretary of Defense Chief Information Officer Enterprise Operations Support Team; security management support for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and several seniorlevel consulting positions including vice president of SAIC’s Enabling Technology Division, and senior manager for DOD programs at BearingPoint’s Security Practice.
A retired U.S. Navy Submarine Limited Duty Electronics Officer and chief data systems technician, Tudor holds an M.S. in information systems concentrating in cybersecurity from George Mason University, where he also was an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in information security.
His professional credentials include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Security Manager, and Certified Computer Professional.