Maureen E. Hunter

Maureen E. HunterMaureen E. Hunter
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cyber Systems and Operations Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108

Ms. Maureen E. Hunter is a associate staff member in the Cyber Systems and Operations Group. Ms. Hunter develops a team of cyber analysts who utilize commercial and research tools in order to understand the strengths and weaknesses of these capabilities.  Her mission is to expose researchers to operational challenges and needs in the cyber domain.

Ms. Hunter gave 22 years of federal service to the National Security Agency in a variety of roles including USAF enlistment, DoD and DoN civilian service, and worked another six years as a performance-based contractor. She collected, analyzed, and briefed the communications vulnerabilities of the US Central Command for the Intelligence and Operations Chiefs. She acted as the Deputy Chief of the Network Development Department conducting Computer Network Exploitation, and managed those analytic and operational resources developing a wide variety of projects within the Pacific Command Area of Responsibility. Within the NSA Threat Operations Center, she analyzed traffic from defensive network sensors and from other accesses, using hacking signatures to capture intrusions into computer networks. She led the analysis and reporting of a particular intrusion set of high interest to the Intelligence Community, and she was selected to brief findings to visitors from Departments of State, Commerce, Defense, and Homeland Security on the scope, attribution, and impact of the activity.

Ms. Hunter also served as an instructor of digital network analysis at the NSA Associate Directorate of Education and Training. She updated and presented course materials covering internet and related transport protocols and applications. She mentored junior analysts throughout a 12-week boot camp using real world projects to develop skills in cyber discovery and template based documentation of network analysis.

Ms. Hunter received the bachelor of science degree with major in psychology and minor in computer systems from the University of Maryland, University College.


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