Kent Landfield

Kent Landfield has spent 30+ years in software development, global network operations and network security arenas. Currently he is the Chief Standards and Technology Policy Strategist at McAfee. Kent has been extremely active in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework development, participating and presenting in workshops, writing and coordinating responses and providing global policy and educational outreach in multiple countries. He initiated and co-authored of ‘The Cybersecurity Framework in Action: And Intel Use Case’. Kent has been a participating member of multiple subcommittees of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) efforts. He has worked on multiple cyber threat information sharing research, standards and development efforts and co-authored the IETF’s RFC 7203, An Incident Object Description Exchange Format (IODEF) Extension for Structured Cybersecurity Information. He currently Co-Chairs the ISAO SO Information Sharing Working Group and the NTIA Software Transparency Standards & Formats Working Group. Previously as Director of Content Strategy, Architecture and Standards for McAfee Labs, Kent was the chief McAfee Labs Vulnerability Group Architect, as well as one of McAfee’s Principal Architects. Kent was one of the founding members of the CVE Editorial Board, chairs the CVE Strategy Working Group and is currently involved with multiple global vulnerability related standards efforts. He has been active in Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) related security automation efforts. Kent holds patents in DNS, Email and Software Patch Distribution technologies.

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Executive Perspectives

The Open Cybersecurity Alliance – Building for the Future

Today, the rapidly evolving cybersecurity threat landscape has driven an explosion of security products, generating an ever-increasing mountain of potentially valuable data and insights. But with that comes the increased complexity needed to make sense of it all and extract the real value.  According to the industry analyst firm Enterprise ...

Executive Perspectives

Privacy and Security by Design: Thoughts for Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day has particular relevance this year, as 2018 brought privacy into focus in ways other years have not. Ironically, in the same year that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, the public also learned of glaring misuses of personal information and a ...

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NIST’s Creation of a Privacy Framework

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held its “Kicking off the NIST Privacy Framework: Workshop #1” in Austin, Texas. I was honored to be asked to participate. This was the first in a series of public workshops focusing on the development of a useful ...

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