Update on the Automated Cryptographic Validation Program (ACVP) (C21a) Dr. Vassilev is a Research Team Lead in the Security Testing Validation & Measurement Group at NIST. He is an active participant in several national and international cryptographic standards groups. Dr. Vassilev works closely with academia, industry and government agencies on the development and adoption of novel approaches to cybersecurity testing and measurement. He is a chairman of the government-industry working group dedicated to modernizing Cryptographic Validation Programs at NIST through automated machine-based testing methodologies. Dr. Vassilev holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics. He holds six US patents and has authored over thirty papers in leading scientific journals.