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Dr. Bill “Data” Bryant

Dr. Bill “Data” Bryant is a cyberspace defense and risk leader with a diverse background in operations, engineering, planning, and strategy. As a thought leader in cyber defense and risk assessment of non-traditional cyber-physical systems, Dr. Bryant believes that cyber-physical systems such as aircraft are often an organization’s most critical and least defended assets, and he is passionate about improving the defensive posture of these systems.

In his current role at Modern Technology Solutions Incorporated, Dr. Bryant created the Unified Risk Assessment and Measurement Process (URAMS). With a focus on assessing the cyber risk to aviation platforms and weapon systems, Dr. Bryant has supported numerous strategic and operational efforts for cyber resiliency, survivability of weapon systems, and cybersecurity risk assessments on various critical cyber-physical systems across multiple agencies. Dr. Bryant also co-developed Aircraft Cyber Combat Survivability (ACCS) with Dr. Bob Ball and has been working to apply kinetic survivability concepts to the new realm of cyber weapons.

With over 25 years in the Air Force—including serving as the Air Force Deputy Chief Information Security Officer—Dr. Bryant has extensive experience successfully implementing proposals and policies to improve the cyber defense of weapon systems. He holds a wide range of academic degrees, in addition to his PhD, including Aeronautical Engineering, Space Systems, Military Strategy, and Organizational Management. He also holds CISSP, C|EH, and Security+ certifications.

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