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Mr. Mark De Bels, NSA Visiting Professor

Mr. Mark De Bels, NSA Visiting Professor

Mr. De Bels is currently a NSA Visiting Professor in the Center for Cyber Security Studies at the United States Naval Academy.  He holds an M.S. in Computer Science with an Emphasis on Network Security and a B.S. in Mathematics.

Mr. De Bels has held analytical, technical, operational, and leadership positions at both NSA Headquarters and the field.  His expertise and career have focused on both defensive and offensive NSA missions.  Most recently, Mr. De Bels was the Chief of a 100 person organization focused on Signals Intelligence analysis of cryptographic applications.

Mr. De Bels also recently took an 18 month tour as a technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) where he was responsible for working with Cleared Defense Contractors in securing their networks from foreign cyber attacks.  His prior positions include:

2011 – 2016    NSA - Chief, Signals Intelligence Analysis of Cryptographic Applications

2010 – 2011    DC3 - Technical SME at the DoD Cyber Crime Center

2003 – 2009    NSA - Chief, Information Assurance, Operating Systems Analysis

2002 – 2003    NSA - Chief, Information Assurance Cryptographic Application Analysis

1994 - 2001    NSA – Analyst, Cryptographic Application Analysis

Mr. De Bels’ research interests include Trust Infrastructure and the Security of Software Cryptographic Applications.

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