AIS’s Eric Thayer Named to SAE International Editorial Board

AIS's Eric Thayer

AIS’s Eric Thayer
ROME, NY – Eric Thayer, a principal investigator at Assured Information Security (AIS) in Rome, New York, has been named to the editorial board of SAE International’s new quarterly Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy journal.

Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy: An SAE International Journal will be a quarterly publication focusing on the Cyber Physical System (CPS) related areas of transportation cybersecurity and privacy. It will present methods, tools, implementations and applications of research in transportation cybersecurity and privacy around technologies, cybersecurity engineering processes and security economics and environment. Additional transportation systems, such as rail, aerospace and maritime systems, will also be included. A preview issue of the journal will available this fall, with the quarterly journal starting in March 2018.

The journal editorial board is made up of 27 cybersecurity and transportation experts from all over the world and is responsible for distributing the call-for-papers, reviewing papers and making the journal widely known. Thayer joins a team with members from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), General Motors, Lear Corporation, Ford, Porsche, Honeywell Aerospace, Boeing and Intel USA.

Thayer joined AIS in 2002 and is currently a principal investigator for the Systems Analysis and Exploitation Group. He has more than seventeen years of experience in the cyber security field and has spent his career performing security assessments and security related research for government agencies, state organizations and commercial entities. With a degree focused in computer security and formalized training in vulnerability identification, exploit development and reverse engineering, Thayer regularly serves as a qualified consultant to industry professionals, developers and academics. This allows him to serve as the “voice of the offense” and provide technical expertise in potential security threats and operational risks to systems. In his fifteen years at AIS, he has served as the lead engineer while conducting security assessments of software systems, networks and embedded systems that include smart phones, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment, automobiles, radios and air vehicles. Thayer has also obtained several certifications including Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA).

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, it drives knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. It acts on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering.

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