DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate: Information Session
- Gates Hillman Centers
- ASA Conference Room 6115
- MARK BRISTOW
- Director for the Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT)
- National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC
- Department of Homeland Security
At DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), we protect the safety and resilience of critical (physical) and cyber (virtual) infrastructure for the United States. Come help defend the country from threats such as Russian activity against the US Power Grid (https://bit.ly/2phcqpM).
Mark Bristow, Director for the Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT) at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) within the Department of Homeland Security will discuss how the HIRT team provides front line response for incidents and proactive hunting in government, critical infrastructure and private sector. NPPD’s Cyber Recruiter, Amanda Martens, will also be on-hand to discuss student opportunities and how to apply. Students interning with the NPPD Cyber Intern Program can look forward to a robust offering of activities and events in which they can gain exposure to cybersecurity activities outside their immediate assignments, hear program officials discuss the Department’s major initiatives to keep our Nation’s systems secure, and meet intern alumni who are now DHS employees. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our labs and watch floor, participate in informal brown bags with DHS senior management, and attend exciting local conferences and forums to hear from experts and newsmakers in other executive agencies, Congress, industry, academia, and think tanks.
Come learn how you can join the team that is Proud to Protect!
Mark Bristow is the Division Director for Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT) at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) within the Department of Homeland Security. Mark has been with DHS since 2008 and worked as an Incident Responder and then Chief of Incident Response and Management for Industrial Control Systems incidents under the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response team (ICS-CERT). Mark has worked previously conducting assessments and penetration tests of industrial control systems equipment in multiple sectors with a focus on electric power generation, transmission and distribution and found his first vulnerability in ICS systems at the age of 10. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.