Jeffrey M. Diewald

Jeff DiewaldJeffrey M. Diewald
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108


Jeffrey Diewald is a technical staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Since joining the Laboratory in June 2011, he has worked on the development of secure, usable software for adaptive systems, data provenance, data integrity, public key infrastructure, and dynamic key management. His recent efforts include building a demonstration adaptive web application used as an example for project performers who must integrate their code into a test and evaluation framework. He served as the primary investigator on a project to build usable security and data provenance into a secure development environment and to develop the federated search tools for that environment. He has also done research into how an enterprise of legacy tools and applications can be migrated into a secure cloud, what would be the necessary architecture of that cloud, and how to secure that architecture to meet the strict cybersecurity demands of that enterprise.

Mr. Diewald has worked for several notable companies, including Digital Equipment Corporation, Compuware, and Avid Technology. During that time, he developed and delivered compilers, debuggers (resulting in two U.S. patents), software performance tools, and user interfaces for several significant products. He concentrated on building and shipping usable user interfaces for complex products and controls for embedded devices. Mr. Diewald also worked with defining and implementing agile processes for practical development efforts. He has given popular presentations on secure programming techniques and software usability, including two lectures on secure programming as part of internal courses on cybersecurity and software engineering.

Mr. Diewald earned BS degrees in computer engineering and in electrical engineering, and an MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.


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