Detailed Bio

Jared is a Cyber Security Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab, where he is the Principal Investigator for several efforts at the intersection of security and data science. Specifically, he leads projects or participates in a primary role on teams focused on automating digital forensics and incident response (DFIR), DFIR for SCADA and ICS systems (cyber-physical), developing analytics systems for distributed systems, constructing security tool evaluation ranges, and building novel detection and remediation systems for advanced forms of malware. Jared’s work at ORNL has appeared at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), and Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessments (DIMVA).

As a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tennessee, Jared’s PhD research focuses on improving the resilience of large-scale distributed systems (such as the Internet, distributed ledgers, and other network architectures such as NDN and MANETs). Jared’s work at UT has been published in top venues such as the IEEE Symposium for Security and Privacy (Oakland), the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), and the Network and Distributed Systems Security Conference (NDSS).

Prior to ORNL, Jared worked on the internal product security R&D group at Cisco Systems, the Advanced Security Initiatives Group (ASIG). At ASIG, Jared engaged in red team evaluations of internal and external products as well as software engineering efforts for building security tools.

Jared holds an MS and BS in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he founded and led the annual student-run hackathon, now in it’s 4th year, VolHacks, and the student-run Cyber Security organization, HackUTK. Jared also co-organized Knoxville, Tennessee’s first ever open data focused City-sponsored hackathon, KNXHX. Jared additionally teaches security and data science topics with Treehouse, one of the largest online e-learning platforms (taught the OWASP Top 10 course among others), serves on the board of advisors for several Tennessee startups and non-profits, and gives regular conference talks across the US and Canada on security, the python programming language, and data science.