Penny Chase

Senior Principal Scientist
The MITRE Corporation
Penny Chase is the Information Technology and Cybersecurity Integrator in the Information Technology Technical Center at The MITRE Corporation. She has led MITRE and government-sponsored projects in applying natural language processing to medical device adverse event reports, developing structured representations for malware and threat information, security visualization, software assurance, malware analysis, reverse engineering, software architecture and design pattern recovery, network penetration testing, legacy database encapsulation, machine learning, and discourse-based natural language interfaces. Penny currently supports MITRE’s FDA/CDRH project on medical device cybersecurity (leading the effort to develop a Common Vulnerability Scoring System rubric tailored to medical devices); and is Principal Investigator of the Sharing Healthcare Fraud Data MITRE Sponsored Research project. Previously, she led the Malware Attribute Enumeration Characterization (MAEC) project for DHS; served as the Deputy Director of the ARDA Northeast Regional Research Center, managing workshops that addressed Intelligence Community challenge problems; and was a member of the NASA Advisory Council’s subcommittee on Avionics, Software, and Cybersecurity. Penny received her master's degrees in the History of Science and Computer Science from Harvard University.