Jennifer Cawthra, Healthcare Sector Lead, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Jennifer Cawthra is a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer who leads an engineering team at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She and her team promote the acceleration of businesses’ adoption of standards-based, advanced security technologies for the healthcare sector.

As our dependence on Internet-based tools and services increases, we must be more vigilant in protecting our data and systems. Jennifer has been addressing cybersecurity issues for over 20 years. But none have been more challenging than those in the healthcare sector where patient safety is always the first priority. Jennifer is a Program Management Professional (PMP) and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State.