Sr Principal Scientist, MITRE
Penny Chase is the Information Technology and Cyber Security Integrator in the Information Technology Technical Center at The MITRE Corporation. She has led MITRE and government-sponsored projects in sharing healthcare fraud data, applying natural language processing to medical device adverse event reports, developing structured representations for malware and threat information, security visualization, software assurance, malware analysis, reverse engineering, software architecture and design pattern recovery, network penetration testing, legacy database encapsulation, machine learning, and discourse-based natural language interfaces. Penny currently supports MITRE’s FDA/CDRH projects on medical device cybersecurity (leading the effort to develop a Common Vulnerability Scoring System rubric tailored to medical devices) and cyber security preparedness and response, and MITRE’s cyber security coordination activities for the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office. Previously she led the Malware Attribute Enumeration Characterization (MAEC) project for DHS; served as the Deputy Director of the ARDA Northeast Regional Research Center, managing workshops that addressed Intelligence Community challenge problems; and was a member of the NASA Advisory Council’s subcommittee on Avionics, Software, and Cybersecurity. Penny received her masters’ degrees in the History of Science and Computer Science from Harvard University.