Ross Foard has more than 15 years of public sector and commercial identity, credential, access management, and cybersecurity experience. Ross supports the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He is an Electrical and Computer Engineer by training, has an MBA in Technology Management and holds PMP, CISSP, and CIAM professional certifications. He is responsible for leading the architecture and technical integration of several CDM capabilities including Identity and Access Management, BOUND E, and Data Protection. Ross also helps CDM develop strategies and implementation patterns for supporting High Value Assets and Zero-Trust Architecture. Ross's professional goal is to help agency leaders understand how to identify and prioritize cybersecurity risk and mitigate those risk on a continuous basis addressing the high-risk items first.