Julie Connolly, CISSP, is a Principal Cybersecurity Engineer with more than 20 years in MITRE’s Cybersecurity Technical Center. She has experience across the cybersecurity domain: policy, strategy, standards, research, and operations. She is part of a MITRE team supporting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) effort to engage cross-sector stakeholders and develop a collaborative approach to managing medical device cybersecurity. She has also helped make governance and cybersecurity recommendations to improve the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) IT infrastructure, as well as helped mature the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Systems’ (CMS) cyber threat intelligence capability. She has led MITRE’s internal Cybersecurity Operations Team, led several internal MITRE cybersecurity research projects, led the Common Malware Enumeration (CME) initiative, participated in the STIX and TAXII standards development efforts, led vulnerability testing and assessment efforts, and supported the National Information Assurance Program (NIAP).
Julie is a cyber threat–based defense advocate, having seen the benefits firsthand at MITRE. She is working to channel these insights and lessons learned to help the healthcare sector realize the advances made by the defense and finance sectors. Prior to joining MITRE, Julie was a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Julie has a B.S. in Computer Science and Sociology from the University of Michigan.