Joseph M. Sobchuk

Cybersecurity is a young and dynamic field, and there are ever-evolving vulnerabilities and new attacks that we need to defend ourselves against.

Joseph Sobchuk

Joseph M. Sobchuk is a technical staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group at Lincoln Laboratory. He is passionate about writing functional, efficient, and secure software to solve some of the biggest cybersecurity challenges facing the nation. Traditionally, applying security techniques and architectures in a tactical setting has been a complicated and time-consuming process. J Sobchuk’s interests lie in developing technologies that make security seamless to the end users, enabling their devices and computing systems to operate safely and with resilience to cyberattacks.  

Toward this goal, Sobchuk is currently leading two projects related to cryptographic key management: one concerning the protection of satellite links for up to tens of thousands of users, and another that aims to provide guaranteed protections against certain classes of cyberattacks to unmanned devices. Previously, Sobchuk has worked on several programs focused on the authenticity and secrecy of command-and-control links, and on dynamic protected communications for tactical systems. The technology that he and his teammates have developed is helping the government and industry partners define the future of cyber-resilient communication systems. 

In addition to his technical work, Sobchuk is involved in the Cyber Security and Information Science Division’s college recruiting program. Sobchuk contributes to the division’s recruiting efforts at Georgia Institute of Technology, his alma mater, by organizing and attending multiple campus visits per year to meet students at career fairs and interview promising candidates. Sobchuk also spearheads the division’s annual Cyber Golf event, in which staff members enjoy an afternoon on the links, regardless of (and usually in spite of) their skill levels. 

Prior to joining the Laboratory full-time, Sobchuk completed several internships with the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. He earned his BS degree in computer engineering in 2015 and his MS degree in electrical and computer engineering in 2016, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology.