Todd Wittbold's cyber interests have spanned a variety of different topic areas including; security modeling, communications theory, covert communications, intrusion detection technology, and Security Operations. His recent work has been leading a team of engineers at MITRE’s Fort Meade site researching methods for intrusion detection of adversary behavior in enterprise networks after initial compromise. This project is a called FMX (the Fort Meade Experiment) and is a “living lab” in which Red Teams and Blue Teams engage in regular Cyber conflicts on MITRE’s Fort Meade operational network. The network is “hyper-sensored” and detailed data about the runtime behaviors of end systems is collected and analyzed in a “big-data” environment to provide dramatically improved intrusion detection methods.
Todd Wittbold has been working in computer and network security since joining the MITRE Corporation in Bedford MA in 1987. Prior to that he worked at Bell Laboratories on problems related to network queueing and throughput analysis and network optimization. Todd received his B.A. from Cornell University and PhD in Mathematics from Dartmouth College.