14-761: Applied Information Assurance

Matt Kaar

Matt Kaar works as Team Lead, DoD Cyber Exercise Development in the CERT Division, a part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He has more than 15 years of experience working in information security. Since joining the SEI in 2010, Matt has supported the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and now leads a team that builds cutting-edge cyber training and exercises for the Department of Defense. He specializes in applying software development and automation practices towards solving complex information security problems. Matt is also a member of the adjunct faculty of Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute. Prior to joining the SEI, Matt was a lead engineer at The MITRE Corporation and supported cross domain solutions deployment within the DoD. He has also served in information security roles at the Federal Aviation Administration and IBM Internet Security Systems. Matt earned a B.S. in Computer Science with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Information Security Technology and Management from the Information Networking Institute at CMU.

Email: mkaar@cert.org

Last Updated: Aug 2017