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Executive Profile: Mischel Kwon of RSA

kwon1Mischel Kwon is vice president of public sector security solutions for the worldwide professional services unit at RSA, the security division of EMC.

Kwon is responsible for leading RSA’s security consulting services practice, and while focusing on the public sector, she also will provide private-sector customers and global organizations strategic, technical and policy assistance in building, defending, identifying, and correcting their critical infrastructures against cyber threats and attacks.

Prior to joining RSA, Kwon was the director for the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), where she led the organization responsible for analyzing and decreasing cyber threats and vulnerabilities in federal networks, disseminating cyber-threat warning information and coordinating national-incident response activities.

She previously served as deputy director for IT security staff at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), where she built and deployed the Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC) to monitor and defend the DOJ network against cyber threats.

Since 2006, Kwon has served as adjunct professor of cyber defense and leads the Cyber Defense Lab at George Washington University. She holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and a graduate certificate in Computer Security and Information Assurance.

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