About the Authors

Enterprise Cybersecurity's authors are industry leaders in cybersecurity and systems engineering, and bring decades of experience and expertise to this book.


Scott Donaldson has more than 35 years of experience managing complex programs and applying expertise in systems development, business operations, process improvement, and technical cultural change. His experience spans both the federal and commercial marketplace. He is a Senior Vice President for Leidos, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services. He is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and IT Director for its Heath and Engineering Sector.


Donaldson teaches software engineering, software process improvement, and information management courses at the Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering. Johns Hopkins honored him in 2009 with an Excellence in Teaching Award. He has a BS in Operations Research from the United States Naval Academy and a MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.


Donaldson has co-authored three software engineering books: Successful Software Development: Making It Happen, 2nd Edition, (Prentice Hall PTR, 2001); Successful Software Development: Study Guide, (Prentice Hall PTR, 2001); and Cultivating Successful Software Development: A Practitioner’s View, (Prentice Hall PTR, 1997). He has contributed to other software engineering books, including the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering: Project Management—Success Factors (CRC Press, 2010) and the Handbook of Software Quality Assurance: Software Configuration Management—A Practical Look, 3rd Edition (Prentice Hall, 1999). His most recent co-authored book, CTOs at Work, (Apress, 2012) is a collection of interviews with some of the best technical minds in the business.


Dr. Stanley Siegel has more than 40 years of progressive experience as a systems engineer, mathematician, and computer specialist. He earned a nuclear physics doctorate from Rutgers University. He started his career with the US government in the Department of Commerce and then the Department of Defense. After his government service, he was with Grumman for 15 years and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for over 20 years.


While at SAIC, he served as a senior technical advisor and director on a wide spectrum of projects in areas such as software engineering methodology assessment, software requirements analysis, software testing and quality assurance, and technology assessment. He helped SAIC grow to an $11 billion leader in scientific, engineering, and technical solutions with hundreds of millions of dollars in new business.


Chris Williams has been involved in the cybersecurity field since 1994 in a combination of US military and commercial positions. He has been with Leidos (formerly SAIC) since 2003, focusing on enterprise cybersecurity and compliance and, before that, EDS (now HP) and Booz Allen Hamilton. He is a veteran of the US Army, having served five years with the 82nd Airborne Division and 35th Signal Brigade in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He has worked on cybersecurity projects with the US Army, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of State, Defense Intelligence Agency, and numerous other commercial and government organizations designing integrated solutions to protect against modern threats.


He holds a patent for e-commerce technology and has published technical papers with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has presented on cybersecurity at RSA, Milcom, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), and other forums. He holds a BSE in Computer Science Engineering from Princeton University and an MS in Information Assurance from George Washington University.


Abdul Aslam has 19 years of experience in devising risk acceptance and compliance frameworks, application security, security operations, and information protection. He is the Director of Cyber Security Compliance and Risk Management for Leidos, where he is in charge of delivering secure and scalable security solutions, policy governance, and strategic technology support. He has worked on numerous IT projects with a proven record of pioneering innovative systems analysis processes and secure application designs that improves availability, integrity, confidentiality, reliability, effectiveness, and efficiency of  technology services.


Mr. Aslam has a MS in Systems Engineering Management and Information Assurance from George Washington University and a BS in Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from Osmania University (India). He also holds the CISSP certification.


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