Cybersecurity expert Samuel Visner, with the MITRE Corp., has been named a “Tech Titan” by Washingtonian magazine for his leadership of the federal government’s only research and development center dedicated to cybersecurity.
Visner was selected for his leadership of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, or NFC, which aims to help businesses secure critical data and infrastructure by coming up with standard cyber practices.
“It’s honor to receive this recognition of the NCF,” Visner said. “Every day, our team strives to help businesses and our nation secure our critical data and infrastructures by fostering public-private collaborations to identify and solve today’s real-world cybersecurity threats. I am excited that the work of NCF is being recognized by a prestigious group like Washingtonian, even as I am thrilled that our work is making a difference for people in industries throughout the United States.”
MITRE operates the NFC on behalf of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
In his role at the NFC, Visner oversees efforts to bring together experts from industry, government, and academia to demonstrate cyber solutions that are cost-effective, repeatable, and scalable. The FFRDC is the first of its kind dedicated to cybersecurity.
“I’m delighted to see Sam Visner honored as a ‘Tech Titan’ by Washingtonian,” said Bill LaPlante, senior vice president of MITRE’s national security sector. “His leadership in creating a set of standard cybersecurity practices for the industry and forging ahead in addressing our nation’s most critical cyber challenges, is inspiring and demonstrates the very best of MITRE. I couldn’t be more pleased for this recognition of Sam’s innovative efforts.”
Washingtonian magazine’s list of “Tech Titans” also includes executives from Uber, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.