Bill Newhouse is a cybersecurity Engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in the Applied Cybersecurity Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
His work pushes for the adoption of functional cybersecurity reference designs built from commercially available technologies in the NCCoE lab. These projects rely on establishing communities of interest with members from industry, academia, and government to gain insight and passion about the areas of cybersecurity risk that need to be addressed and result in publications known as practice guides. Mr. Newhouse has completed practices guides focused on the hospitality, retail, and Federal sectors.
In October 2020, he began a cybersecurity collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy to research and develop cybersecurity risk management tools for the storage, transportation, and handling of energy resources within the ports of our maritime transportation system. His responsibilities also include identifying ways to include financial services sector use case scenarios in NCCoE projects/practice guides.
Mr. Newhouse held the position of deputy director for NIST’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) where he promoted the use of the NICE Framework in education, training, and workforce development activities that grow the number of people who are prepared to mitigate cybersecurity risk.
Mr. Newhouse began his Federal career over 35 years ago at NSA as a cooperative education student. During his 23 years at NSA, his work shifted from telecommunication systems to information assurance. His final five years at NSA were spent in the Office of the Secretary of Defense initially with the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and then with the Office of the Chief Information Officer for Identity and Information Assurance focused on cybersecurity R&D oversight and technology discovery. For over a decade, he represented OSD and then NIST at Federal cybersecurity focused R&D working groups and contributed to three different Federal cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plans.
Mr. Newhouse received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in the Field of Telecommunications Engineering from the George Washington University.